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Fuel filter/lines leaking need some help/Pics

Ok so for some reason last week got a leak in front of my fuel filter for some unknown reason (didn't hit a nasty bump or anything strange happen), so I got a new filter and went to install it same way as I did in 2007 but its pissing out gas.

Now this is how mine is for some reason I cant seem to find anyone telling me they have it the same. My lines where it connects to the filter are metal, and I have a blow off clip which goes inside and around the lines once there connected.

Now this is the part that makes no sense to me what so ever, when the filter was disconnected I looked inside the lines really good and where the ridge on the filter will seat when its inside the line there is not gasket/o ring/rubber w.e you wanna call it. Also there is no ring imbeded in the sides of the line anywhere. When I replaced it the last time and finally got the filter off the stem of the filter had 3 rubber orings on it, so I figured that was how they were re-did it and it didnt leak until last thursday.

So anyways I guess what Im looking for is if someone can give insight and a better help would be pictures of possibly the inside of the lines or outside and then I can have a picture so maybe someone knows what I have to do.

As it is it doesnt make sense to me I have the right filter got it from the dealer and I asked them about it, they had a service tech answer my question and I explained to him how it was and etc and he said all we do is push some grease on the stems so they slide in and they snap no o rings or anything else. So I tried his way and the lines will move about 1/4" in either direction so I know thats not right at all.

But Im basically at a loss for what to do my haynes says nothing about the rings, it says nothing other then pop it in and your done basically and a ford service cdrom I got online says nothing other then that as well.



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I'd say you'd need to have o-rings. If you can't find the proper fuel resistant seals, you may need to use something similar to this plastic line repair (assuming it is a plastic line)

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Alright so I found this http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=102197

If you scroll down to the pictures thats exactly what I have. But I dont have the blue o ring inside or the longer black seal.

Anyone know if those can be ordered?

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That picture you posted wont work thats not the connectors I have I have the ones I posted above.

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bump!! any help here?
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the page you posted doesn't work
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sry it did the other day ill try and find it again in the morning.

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Here's the link again

Fuel filter removal - Ford Explorer Ranger Enthusiasts "Serious Explorations"

That picture show's exactly what I have except I dont have those rubber pieces inside the lines which I cannot seem to locate.

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What im starting to wonder is if someone replaced the filter lines with ones that were meant for an explorer before I had owned it? Because not one place I've gone says I should have lines like I posted a link for on my truck. Everyone says they should be with the retaining clips that slide into the end fitting.

So I guess I have to replace my lines but im unsure of how to go about it as I imagine it should be crimped onto the hard lines?
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if i remember correctly those are the kinds of lines i have...i think or at least something similar..
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if i remember correctly those are the kinds of lines i have...i think or at least something similar..
Would you be able to check for me? I havn't been able to find one place in town who can sell me lines the same as what I have or the rubber O ring and the stem piece.

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well here is a pic of my lines...i think they are the same....i know i had to take them off the same way only i used 3 flat head screw drivers and it was a major pain in the ***....also idk what o-rings ur talking about...i dont see any in the pics...unless they are way down the line fitting...maybe try the junk yard....dont need a part number to find one there...

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Yea they are inside the line, I wish you could get me some pictures of inside your lines it would help me a ton.

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Well today found what I hope to be a solution to my problem. Went and bought 3 feet of gas line today and just cut off the existing flex hoses right at the hard line and re-did it to the filter, and have 2 clamps on the hard line 2 on the filter (on on either side of the lip).

So its not leaking atm so I guess jsut gotta wait and see now, thanks for all the input guys and if anyone has the same prob I can snap a pic if there really interested.

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