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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Help me identify how to disconnect this fuel connection?

I'm trying to replace a fuel pump so I've been disconnecting some of the lines leading up to it. This connection leads up to the charcoal canister - it seems to swivel with the other line in it - not sure how to release it. I thought maybe the white tab would lift out but I can't seem to get a flat head screwdriver under it.



In this image you can see one of two rectangular holes in it.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm not positive, but I think the white piece in the connector is a u-shaped clip, and it's pulled out radially from connector.

Can you push from both slot ends with a small screwdriver?
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I'm trying to replace a fuel pump so I've been disconnecting some of the lines leading up to it. This connection leads up to the charcoal canister - it seems to swivel with the other line in it - not sure how to release it. I thought maybe the white tab would lift out but I can't seem to get a flat head screwdriver under it.



In this image you can see one of two rectangular holes in it.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Check this out and it shows you exactly how you should do it!

How To Replace a Fuel Pump (1999 Ford Taurus) - EricTheCarGuy - YouTube
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You are supposed to press in on the clip to release. I know you can remove it but that is not necessary. I usually spray some WD40 on it and twist back and forth to loosen it up, then pull straight apart while squeezing the clip.
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