Bringing it back from the dead I know but was having the same problem tonight. would push the tool on as far as it could go and nothing, feels like its not fully engaging or something. I could push the tool in and at the same time push the line towards the rail, then try and pull it off and I would feel the line kind of click off the surface of the tool but it didn't feel like it ever did anything and line felt like it was on just as firmly as before.
Does it sound like this tool is not long enough? I got mine from checker/Oreilly's
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I'm in the middle of a H/C swap and had the same problem. Autozone tool wouldn't fit so I grinded it down and was then too short to depress all the clips inside. I grabbed an old metal down spout 90* that I had taken off the house and cut a small section out, wrapped it around the fuel line and pressed it in. Worked like a charm and saved me a return trip to the store.
Use the 3/8's plastic one from orielly that look like a T, they r white and come in a pack of like 6 for 10 bucks. Slide the fuel rail all te way back, shove the tool in and turn it in a cirlec, pushit forward then pull it all back at once. Pops right off
The fuel line disconnect tools never worked for me. So I made one with the stuff I had lying around the house. I had a funnel just like this one, so I cut the small portion off the bottom of it and made a slit down the middle. This tool has worked flawlessly and instantly every single time, and it was free!
Ive used quite a few different toos and the ones I found that work best are the white plastic ones. It bends a little to get it on the line easier, then all you do is push it in, push the line towards it and tehn pull the line back and comes right off everytime.
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Are you guys talking about the "Performance tool" metal one? Yeah, I tried that too, didn't work so I returned it and just got the cheaper plastic Lisle (sp?) one, I think it was blue? But it worked great with no hassle.
I've even seen where some people used a color marker cap that they cut and slide over to use in a pinch...