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GAS Filter stuck!? Cant get it off!?

Now I know that you got to have the special tool to get the gas filter off. But my filter is stuck. Even with the tool I have it clamped around the end closest to the engine and yoy gotta push up to move the "spring locking mechinism". But I try to do that and nothing??????? I get the other end off fine but the end closest to the engine is stuck!!!? I dont understamd? Any suggestions?
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i had to work with mine for a while before it came off i know that doesn't say much but i just moved that little tool around for about 10 mins and it finally came off
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i had to work with mine for a while before it came off i know that doesn't say much but i just moved that little tool around for about 10 mins and it finally came off
Ok well i guess ill put more *** into it next time then......Ill try to swing it around with more force??????**** lol all i can do is try
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Yeah those spring things are a B**** you just have to keep playing with it to unlatch it...

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About how long should you replace them? 10,000 0r 15,000 miles
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Does your truck have the clips in it too that you have to pull out. I wanna know if you can go to a dealer and get new clips if you broke one.
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Yes mine does have the clip's. I's hopefully sure the dealer would have 1 tho
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Well, I had the best luck when I pushed the line farther towards the filter. While pushing the line into the filter, push the tool away from the filter into the line. After that, it should just pop right off. And that was after... hrm.... 40k miles... I kinda neglected my fuel filter for awhile, which probably contributed to my current "lean bank 1 & 2" condition.


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Well, I had the best luck when I pushed the line farther towards the filter. While pushing the line into the filter, push the tool away from the filter into the line. After that, it should just pop right off. And that was after... hrm.... 40k miles... I kinda neglected my fuel filter for awhile, which probably contributed to my current "lean bank 1 & 2" condition.


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lol. Sounds like a plan I gotta get that thing off!!!!
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About how long should you replace them? 10,000 0r 15,000 miles
i change mine once a year, or every 15,000 miles.
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i change mine once a year, or every 15,000 miles.

Ok I thought it was some where around there
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Maybe I should change mine. I've got almost 97,000 on it.
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^^^^ dont wory u not the only one i dont think the previos owner did anything thats this weekends project

also i heard u pull the fuse and let the engine run till it dies then replace it?? is that what u do or no??

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Actually, in the Haynes manual, it says you can pull the connector on the passenger-side floorboard ... I tried both... personally, I like the pull the fuse and let it die, but YES you should depressurize the line
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ok ty
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