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Quick Connect Fitting(s) Service (Plastic Collar)

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Removal Procedure

Important
There are several types of plastic fuel and evaporative emission (EVAP) quick connect fittings used on this vehicle. The following instructions apply to all types of plastic quick connect fittings except where indicated.


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1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.

Caution
Wear safety glasses when using compressed air in order to prevent eye injury.


2. Using compressed air, blow any dirt or debris from around the quick connect fitting.

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3. Squeeze the plastic quick connect fitting release tabs together to disengage the quick connect fitting. This step applies to Bartholomew style fittings ONLY.

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4. Squeeze where indicated by the arrows on both sides of the plastic ring to disengage the quick connect fitting.

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5. Squeeze where indicated by the arrows on both sides of the plastic ring to disengage the quick connect fitting.

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6. Pull the quick connect fitting connection apart.



Installation Procedure

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Caution
In order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury, before connecting fuel pipe fittings, always apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the male pipe ends.

This will ensure proper reconnection and prevent a possible fuel leak.

During normal operation, the O-rings located in the female connector will swell and may prevent proper reconnection if not lubricated.



1. Apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the male connection end.

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2. Push both sides of the quick-connect fitting together in order to cause the retaining tabs to snap into place.

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3. Once installed, pull on both sides of the quick-connect fittings in order to make sure the connection is secure.
 
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