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Old 11-11-2002, 08:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fuel Filter won't come off

This is my first time changing the fuel filter on my 2002 RS. I de-pressurized, made sure the car won't start, etc. but I can't yank off the hoses. I've pried, pulled as hard as possible, but they're only budging very slightly. (Yes, I took off the clamps.)

Any ideas on how to slip them off? Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:16 PM   #2
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get some bigger needle nose pliers and use some muscles.
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:58 PM   #3
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Get a knife. Split the hose at both ends and replace.

Either that or spray penetrating lube at the end.
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Old 11-12-2002, 01:33 AM   #4
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i don't know if this is quite the situation...
but with other hoses over metal tubes i've done this:

you take a flat head screwdriver and push on the edge of the tube towards the direction you want the tube to slip off... push a little and then go to the other side and do the same... eventually it starts to slip off...

hope that helps

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Old 11-12-2002, 09:02 AM   #5
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Yeah, I struggle with those every time.

You need to twist the hose. Once you are able to turn them, they will slip off. I have replaced Subaru fuel filters numerous times and every time it took a lot of effort. You have to be patient and keep twisting them until they give way.
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Old 11-15-2002, 02:43 AM   #6
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... and be very careful if you're using channel locks as they WILL tear up the hose. Fortunately, there is enough slack so that if you do screw up the ends, you can clip them off, and re-attatch .

If you think getting them off is hard, try putting unstretched hose back on!
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:38 AM   #7
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Default Thanks, got them off.

The twist idea worked great, thanks for all the responses. Too late for the channel lock advice, I kinda wore through one of the hoses already.
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Old 11-15-2002, 03:21 PM   #8
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I de-pressurized, made sure the car won't start, etc.
How exactly did you do this... dumb question?
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Old 11-15-2002, 03:24 PM   #9
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I did a search on this forum and found the answer. Pull out #11 fuse, then try to start the car, making sure it doesn't start.
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:06 PM   #10
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To slide the hose off w/o damaging you can use an open 8mm wrench, fitting it around the pipe and pushing sideways on the hose end. Some "Liquid Wrench" may help too.
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