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While trying to get to the bottom of some trouble codes and poor idling/engine bogging issues last week, without thinking, I questioned the fuel pressure regulator in my Taurus. I offhandedly said that around my 'assistant' I'll refer to this person as, and while I was gone, they decided to try to replace the FPR with good intentions. Well, I came back to find out that the fuel line was cut significantly shorter than it was originally, and where it connects to the fuel rail, the line was bent/kinked beyond repair.
To make matters worse, the new setup for the lines was horrible; random scrap hoses and clamps put together on this questionable variable PSI setting FPR.


So, in an effort to get this all back to normal, I tried to get it as close to original as possible ..with some caveats.
I had to buy a replacement hose to connect the FPR to the fuel rail, and it seems to work so far. Clamps secure it pretty well to the nozzles as necessary.
Where the fuel line comes out of the rest of the fuel system however, it's a mess.
-The fuel line barely comes out of the engine bay
-The fuel line is hard plastic, so squeezing the pressure regulator back in to the line can easily lead to a leak


In an attempt to fix this, here's what I've done today:
I bought the same type of replacement hose that was used to connect the FPR to the fuel rail. I also bought a 2 pack of Dorman quick connect 5/16" line unions. The line unions basically have the same sized nozzles as the FPR and fuel rail, but it is longer and serves as a coupler between the lines.
The line unions, I heated up one with a torch to try to spread out the tip of the fuel line. It sort of worked, but I might need to expand the end of the fuel line a little deeper, so the entire line union will fit.


Here's how it's all connected:
The fuel line 'shield'* covers the fuel line. The fuel line attaches to the 5/16" line union. A hose clamp goes over the 'shield', and secures the fuel line to the line union.
The other end of the line union leads to the FPR; hose clamped.
The other end of the FPR connects to the fuel rail; both ends hose clamped.

*Not sure if that's what it's called. It's a hose that covers the fuel line, and there's a clip that attached to the engine bay to keep the line in place.


Now, my question is: without replacing the entire fuel line assembly, how can I make sure everything is connected properly and not waiting to pop off while driving?
https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-KFL-91-Fuel-Hose/dp/B006DZ4DVS
Link is to the assembly; pulled from rockford auto parts. Is it possible to remove the original fuel line where it comes out from under the car, and put a replacement fuel line in to simplify this?


Really appreciate any advice. My solution might work after tightening some trouble spots, but it was honestly a shot in the dark. First time working with this fuel line.
 

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If anyone is wondering, I've looked extensively on the search bar and haven't found anything yet. The guys at the parts shops I've stopped at have both said the FPR doesn't usually need replaced (when asking about replacement fuel line), so I doubt this is a common issue. Really wish I wouldn't have mentioned the FPR at all now!


EDIT: I may have just answered my own question.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=633886
Is this all I would need to stop the headache this is causing?
 

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I didn't answer my question. I need to get the original fuel line out to replace it, does anyone know how? I got the part, but I can't get a socket onto the bolt that I believe is securing the line and another part that I believe is also fuel related.
Anyone have any experience with this and willing to share some advice?
 
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