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Fuel Lines/intake/head gaskets


BackwoodsSaint

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Doing head gaskets on my 94 Ranger 3.0 and I have to remove the intake to get them off, in order to remove the intake i have to disconnect the fuel lines, now I know it takes a special disconnect tool (which i have) and I've used them before to do a fuel tank, however on these lines it doesn't seem to be pushing in at all, is there something I'm forgetting? or are they just stubborn?
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Bleed the pressure from the system first, via schrader valve, looks like a tire air valve.
Have a towel handy it can squirt quite a distance :)

The tool should be the right size but can't say for sure.

I have used plastic from an old anti-freeze or oil bottle, cut and then rolled in a tube to push in and release the spring tabs.
 

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i tripped the inertia switch and cranked the engine for a few seconds, that worked last time, but i'll try the schrader valve- the big thing is it feels like it's solid where i should be putting the removal tool
 

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Google: F150 remove spring lock connectors fuel rail

there is a video that shows how

My '94 4.0l has regular compression fitting, just unscrew the nut.
 
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As I recall when I did my 93 it took a bit of jamming to get it to unlock.
 

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wound up just undoing the bolts that held the rail assembly to the intake and then I could move it far enough out of the way to get the intake out, not how i wanted to do it but it worked
 


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