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I screwed up big time

Well I was drilling the holes for my spring hanger. I am doing a chevy spring swap. Well by now I think you may be able to guess what I did. The hole nearest to the brake and fuel lines. Can you guess yet. Well if not...the drill bit broke through, the drill twisted in my hand, knocked the piece of steel I had protecting the lines out of the way and nicked one of the lines. It is the line that is braided black nylon I guess covered one of those plastic covering thingies. Anyway the line goes to the frame rail towards the engine. I am guessing it is the supply line.

I need a new one. how do I replace it and where do I get it from. Since I now have a fuel line leak and a truck with no leaf springs.

It's been a very crappy day. The dog also stepped in poop and tracked it all through my house. ah what a nice summer afternoon.
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There is a place by me in eddystone called Delri, they make all sorts of air, steam and hyro lines. They might be able to help 610-833-2070 is their number. I get hydro lines from them all the time.
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What line? How about a picture?
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Fuel line
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my fuel line is metal...

I am wondering if it is not the return line or the vent... if it is patch it.

Edit dont patch it if its related to fuel or brakes... there are a couple other lines back there too. it would be imporatant to know which line u cut.

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It's been a very crappy day. The dog also stepped in poop and tracked it all through my house. ah what a nice summer afternoon.

LOL thats funny right there....sorry
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The only way I would repair a damaged fuel line would be by replacing it with a new part from Ford. I am presuming that you have the bed off for the spring swap so replacing the line should be easy. The only specialty item you may need is the quick release tool for the fittings.
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ya pictures would help

and did you beat the dog yet lol
sorry had to say it
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ouch that sucks man.......
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Just left pepboys.. 19.99 they have ford braided nylon fuel line repair kit with some sort of twist fittings to patch the hole. Mine were metal too... I would have called you brian but I did not have your #....
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Well here are some pics. The red box is a pressed in fitting. It is not removable atleast I don't think it is. The line that I am holding is the leaking line. The flexible line connects in the red box to a metal line. Which goes toward the engine.





By the looks of it I assume I have to take that whole metal line out along with the flexible line off the top of the sending unit. Then get that replaced.

Anybody have any idea how much ford would charge for that.

I am going to check out the nylon repair kit mentioned by Doc and see if I trust it and if it would do the job.


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The connection in the red box looks just like the other connection that goes to the gas tank side. But it doesn't have the quik release connection on the very end.
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awe man idk if this is right or if the link works... 177 bucks MSRP

part number 11

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0
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awe man idk if this is right or if the link works... 177 bucks MSRP

part number 11

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

I just threw up. 177bucks not something I was wanting to hear.

That really sucks I guess an exhaust is no longer in the works.

The wife suggested while I have the bed off to replace my exhaust.
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sorry man. maybe goto a junk yard?
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sorry man. maybe goto a junk yard?

Unless I take the bed off in the junk yard I don't think I would get that thing out.
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but a junkyard is prolly a better bet than paying that price and waiting for it to arrive at my door.

Sitting in a junk yard for 4 hours may get me it faster than if I order it. And it would be cheaper that way. Welp looks like I am going to the junk yard tomorrow.
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anybody have instructions on how to take that apart.
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I am wondering if it is not the return line or the vent... if it is patch it.
'98+ Rangers use a returnless fuel system and so there is no return line. The two lines in the photo above are (1) the fuel supply and (2) the vapor tube line.

I believe Bryan is pointing to the fuel supply line based on the fact that it looks more akin to a high pressure line/connection.
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When I pulled mine all apart for the fuel cell it came off easily. The piece that is broken connects at one end to the tank/pump and the other at the filter. There are also several plastic clips that hold it to the frame in between. And no, I don't have mine anymore, it got broken in the removal process, then I had it modified, then I scrapped it. Good luck!
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That sucks. Sorry to hear about that Bryan.
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well I will be spending a lot of time in atleast one junkyard but I have 4 or 5 on the list of ones I am going to be checking out.

I guess I need to get this from a 98+ ranger.

Is there any other years or models (explorer) I can get this from or am I stuck looking for a 98+ Ranger.
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I guess autozone was a bust?
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I guess autozone was a bust?

yeah they had nothing. The only thing they had for me was something they would have to order.
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well I just went to 2 junkyards and no luck called another and still no luck. they have 4.0 explorers but I really don't think I want that headache. I will buy it new before I spend the time on an explorer.

Anybody have any other suggestions.
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I should've went to ford this morning but didn't.

I just ordered the part I need. $56. I pick it up first thing in the morning.
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