NEED HELP Fuel leak

byteme

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so had to pull the starter and replace the solenoid i was trig to be careful but im guessing i moved or breathed on one of the fuel lines and now its seeping line in front of it seems okay and lower section seems good I want to section it but not sure on the diameter of hi-pressure line i will need can some one advise please .
 

Maverick6587

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I'm not sure which part of the high-pressure line that you cracked. You could just remove it and take it down to a local parts store.

Those plastic clips are a pain and you'll more than likely be forced to break them. Try not to though, because they are expensive. They are about $10 for a pack of 2.

I know Auto Zone usually has a good assortment of fuel lines available. They should be able to hook you up pretty easily.
 

Mektek

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Did you find a break in the line? Otherwise you may have just found a loose O-ring on one of the quick connections. Fairly easy to replace the O ring.........
If you broke the line, cheapest option is at the wreckers/PYP
 
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byteme

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Did you find a break in the line? Otherwise you may have just found a loose O-ring on one of the quick connections. Fairly easy to replace the O ring.........
If you broke the line, cheapest option is at the wreckers/PYP
its on the steel line near the starter
 

Mektek

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Good! In that case, you can use use a brass compression union replace the bad section. It can easily take the 50psi line pressure. I did it on another vehicle several months ago and its still repaired.
 

Maverick6587

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Don't forget to pull the fuel pump relay and attempt to start the vehicle to relieve the pressure from the fuel line, before you start cutting the brass lines.
 
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byteme

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Good! In that case, you can use use a brass compression union replace the bad section. It can easily take the 50psi line pressure. I did it on another vehicle several months ago and its still repaired.
ran 3/8th hi pressure fuel line and hi pressure clamps . what a bugger to do had to drop front drive shaft as far as i could to get to some less rusty line .
 

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Eric "O" from South Main Auto shows his method to perform the R&R of a Rusted Through Fuel Line replacing the damaged section (and longer) with a coil of 3/8" Fuel Proof Black Nylon Gas Line and some "Fancy Fittings and some Handy Line Compression Tools" on a contemporary GM Vehicle. Please observe that at around 36 Minutes into this Video... Eric clarifies that, "You Do NOT need these Fancy Tools to get this Job Done..." :

 
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