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    Fuel connector leak--3.1 94 Ciera

    • Hi folks, been a long time since I have posted here, hope all is well with everyone. I have left Facebook so I can't pop in and bug y'all there so I am going to try asking for help/advice the old-fashioned way, like we used to in the old days.
      Alrighty. 1994 Ciera S, 3.1. has been leaking at the connector from the vinyl tubing where it goes into the metal line. I've picked up a dorman OE repair kit, long vinyl tube with a new female connector on the end,
      this pack came with a tiny little plastic "tool" and a metal barb. Also picked up what dorman is calling a fuel line union. The "tool" seems useless so I will pick up something else to try and dissemble the orig connector.
      Has anyone had to replace one of these critters?




    #2
    To disconnect it, you put the tool over the steel line and jam the prongs into the fitting, and pull the fitting off while holding the tool in the fitting.

    Never actually replaced one. However I have cut them out. Used 50 PSI working pressure minimum fuel hose, fed it over the nylon line several inches and used double fuel injection clamps. Fed it over the steel line and double clamped it there too. Done this at the engine end, fuel filter, and fuel pump, on countless vehicles that have a normal pressure of 50 or lower. Never had a problem in over 20 years.
    1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
    1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
    1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
    1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
    Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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      #3
      Originally posted by tlc1976 View Post
      To disconnect it, you put the tool over the steel line and jam the prongs into the fitting, and pull the fitting off while holding the tool in the fitting.

      Never actually replaced one. However I have cut them out. Used 50 PSI working pressure minimum fuel hose, fed it over the nylon line several inches and used double fuel injection clamps. Fed it over the steel line and double clamped it there too. Done this at the engine end, fuel filter, and fuel pump, on countless vehicles that have a normal pressure of 50 or lower. Never had a problem in over 20 years.
      Thank you! I wondered about using regular hose with clamps, didn't see this on any vids I pulled up. Ended up using the union to hook the old line to a bit of the new vinyl and connector. Makes me nervous though, I'm going to treat this as a temp fix until I can go back and redo it. Gonna try and post a couple of pics here.

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        #4
        120 miles on this thing now. No leaks. Watching with trepidation.

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