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Hey I just got my new motor put in my 96 ram, but the new motor has the fuel line on the fuel rail and its a quick connector but I cant figure out how to get it off. the one thats on there is cut cus its a junkyard motor. the one on the truck side is good though. I hope someone can help me out here
 

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Yeah-requires a disconnect tool-you can get a set of them at auto-zone for less than $20 and should come with instructions. Can't get individual tools, have to buy a set as I remember. Don't screw up the connection prying on it or you'll be spending more than $20. HTH
 

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96ram15004x4 said:
that sux gotta buy the tool just for that stupid thing, guess gotta do what I gotta do though. Thanks
It's needed for other connectors on the truck so it's not a complete waste.
 

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96ram15004x4 said:
I dont think you can pinch it at all I looked and its like a solid piece of metal with spring loaded 1 way things in it.
Well, I guess I must be doing it wrong then. :WHT:

The fuel line connector I'm referring to is on the driver side fuel rail of the engine. There's a rectangular piece with a yellow (or maybe more orange-ish) clip inside of it. (The clip reminds me of a fold-up saw horse - you'll see if/when you get it out) The clip has four 'prongs' just sticking out of the bottom of the connector - those are what you pinch together (one side for the left hand, the other for the right hand) and push straight up, which will cause the top of the clip to protrude out from the top of the connector just a little bit. Depending on how much engine funk in is there, it might be tight to push out. Once it's out far enough - you can use something small (like a small tipped standard screwdriver or an awl) to gently coax it out (I hate to use the word pry because people get the wrong idea). Once it's out, the fuel line can be removed by simply pulling it towards the driver side of the truck - keeping a couple of shop rags tightly wrapped around the connector to soak up fuel and keep it from blasting everywhere as it de-pressurizes. There are also a couple of O-rings in there to keep track of as well.

That's how I've done mine when I've run fuel injector cleaner through the rail (three times now), and pulled the intake (along with the fuel rail) to change the intake gaskets.

Buy your special tool though, because I probably don't know what I'm talking about. :D
 

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nah needed the tool, you must have some different kind of connector mister 4x4, cus theres no nothin on there for that, ill take a pic for ya tommorow. no yellow pieces its all polished steel.
 

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keeping a couple of shop rags tightly wrapped around the connector to soak up fuel and keep it from blasting everywhere as it de-pressurizes.
isn't there a schrader (sp?) valve to depressurize the fuel rail?
 

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chizzle1 said:
isn't there a schrader (sp?) valve to depressurize the fuel rail?
Correct spelling :D
 

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definitely a schrader valve on mine
 

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something that works well for those fuel line disconnects is as simple as taking a short piece of 3/8" air line tubing (about 3/4" long) and splitting it down the center, then just press it around the smaller of the two pieces and push into the fuel line coming in and it comes right off.. or did for me anyhow... a lot of people dont have air line tubing laying around either tho ?? just an idea
 

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JWM, I did the exact same thing last week when I took the intake on my 99 ram off, and it worked fine if you use the plastic airline tube and also use 2 small screwdrivers, one on each side of the fuel line, to act as a type of "fork" to push the tube in and allow the fuel line to slip off... I saved my $20 :D
 
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