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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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how do you take out the fuel rail

i have removed all the bolts and the electrical wires im trying to pull the fuel rail out and doesn't seem to budge, do you have to tilt at some angle or have i got to disconnect something else i am trying to replace the head gasket so i decided it would be easier to just remove the fuel rail rather than to disconnect the hose

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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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Here's a link to my service manual. Fuel systems section has instructs for removing the rail.
Basically it says after the bolts are removed, you'll gently rock the rail to get it out of the injectors. Also says to make sure to release fuel pressure first and label the injectors numerically to aid in reinstall.

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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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fuel line disconnect tool is very cheap and easy to use...just sayin
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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No tool required, it just pops out. When I replaced my exhaust manifold I had to take it out. It feels like it doesn't want to move, but it comes right off with a few tugs. Make sure all your o-rings are still attached to the injectors.
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Here's a link to my service manual. Fuel systems section has instructs for removing the rail.
Basically it says after the bolts are removed, you'll gently rock the rail to get it out of the injectors. Also says to make sure to release fuel pressure first and label the injectors numerically to aid in reinstall.

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Why would you have to label the injectors? They are all the same.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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Its way easier to just disconect the fuel line...The injectors can be stubborn somtimes, little wiggling will get them out, but becarefull, the orings can be damaged when removing them...Might be a good time to replace them....But, IMO, I would leave the rail/injectors in place and just unhook the fuel line...
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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I took mine off so that I could clean out the ports and the injectors themselves. Make sure you put some oil on the rings before reinstalling.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #8
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Why would you have to label the injectors? They are all the same.
I dunno man, that's just what the fsm says to do.
But yeah repair manuals do tend to have a lot of unnecessary steps.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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FSM is great for finding the OEM's specified torque specs and diagrams and things of that nature, but i must say, most of the procedure descriptions suck!
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #10
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alright i finally got it out that rocking gently worked, i was also wondering how do you remove the electrical rail out where its connected to those threads?
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Why would you have to label the injectors? They are all the same.

i think it means to label the connectors
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:44 PM   #12
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i think it means to label the connectors
Oh right, I accidentally left that part out.
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