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Fuel Line/Quick-Connect Fitting Installation

NOTE: Before you work on fuel lines and fittings, read the ‘‘Fuel Line/Quick-Connect Fitting Precautions''.
  1. Check the contact area (A) of the line (B) for dirt or damage, and clean it if needed.

  1. Insert a new retainer (A) into the connector (B) if the retainer is damaged, or after:

  1. Before connecting a new fuel tube/quick-connect fitting assembly (A), remove the old retainer (B) from the mating line.
    NOTE:
    • When replacing the fuel tube/quick-connect fitting assembly at the engine compartment, remove the air cleaner, and the cover (C).
    • When installing the fuel tube/quick-connect fitting assembly at the engine compartment, align the mark (D) on the fuel tube.

  1. Align the quick-connect fittings with the line (A), and align the retainer locking tabs (B) with the connector grooves (C). Then press the quick-connect fittings onto the line until both retainer tabs lock with a clicking sound.
    NOTE: If it is hard to connect, put a small amount of new engine oil on the line end.
Connection with new retainer
Reconnection to existing retainer
Connection to new fuel line

  1. When you reconnecting the connector with the old retainer, make sure the connection is secure and the tabs (A) are firmly locked into place; check visually and also by pulling the connector (B). When you replacing the fuel line with a new one, make sure you remove the ring pull (C) upwards after you confirm the connection is secure.
    NOTE: Before you remove the ring pull, make sure the fuel line connection is secure. If the connection is not secure, the ring pull could break when you try to remove it.
  1. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery, and turn the ignition switch to ON (II) (but do not operate the starter motor). The fuel pump will run for about 2 seconds, and fuel pressure will rise. Repeat two or three times, and check that there is no leakage in the fuel supply system.
Reconnection to existing retainer
Connection to new fuel line

  1. If equipped, install the quick-connect fitting cover. Set the groove of the cover (A) on the fuel line (B) as shown, then install it. Make sure the cover is firmly locked in place.