Ok today I decided to change a fuel filter on a relatives trucks that he just bought. I bought the special ring tools from Autozone for the fuel filter. I stuck the special tool on the front fuel line and took out the line and put on the new filter. SO no problem right? WRONG! Earlier I used a vice grip on the rear fuel line metal connector which caused damaged to the clips (infamous ring with retainers.) Well when I went to take out the rear fuel line I happened to break the back end of fuel filter and used long nose pliers to get the remaining fuel filter from the fuel line. The clips came out and the o-rings with the pliers. The clips are damaged. I have posted some pictures below.
Now my questions are:
can I buy the clips separately and where if so?
I plan to put the o-rings first then the clips, does this sound dumb?
WTF have I put myself into?
GOD HELP ME!!!
Thank you guys. I really appreciate it.