fuel filter stuck during change
anyone have advice on how to get a fuel filter off a 2000 model?
i've got one side/line free but the other is holding on for dear life.
i'm tired of laying under the car scratching my head. my hayne's book says to just pull straight back on the line and it will come off of the filter. it also doesn't say anything about the internal brackets that hold the filter nipples in the fuel line.
i've never seen a design like this. what happened to just having hoses and hose clamps?
i can see the internal bracket. it's loose enough that i can spin it around with my dental picks and i can pry each end of it just a little so i know it's not jammed. the whole filter can be spun around, so i know it's not stuck on the fuel line.
i've even tried a little wood shim and a small prybar. i started to bend the nipple on the fuel filter a little, so i stopped short of breaking anything.
it sure is a tight spot to work up there.