The fuel lines in your vehicle are among its most basic but most important components. These fuel hoses transport gasoline from the fuel tank to the pump, before gasoline is finally delivered into the combustion chamber of the engine. Over time, however, these lines will have to be replaced. Worn-out, cracked, or split examples can lead to wasteful and hazardous gas leaking.
If you have the right expertise and are quite handy with tools, the only thing you need to start the installation on your own is to get the right replacements. Here are the necessary steps to getting things started – and completed – correctly:
Get everything you need together.
This is a crucial first step when changing fuel lines in your vehicle. You need to buy the right replacements and the tools to ensure a proper and safe installation. These may be purchased from an auto shop or online store and are available for just about everything. As for tools, you will need a floor jack and stands for you to get under the vehicle safely. You will also need screwdrivers, vice grips and pliers.
Prep for the actual replacement and remove the old ones.
Getting the vehicle ready entails relieving the pressure of the system before taking out the old lines. You also need to make sure that the negative terminal of your battery is properly disconnected. These steps will help prevent sudden gas spilling from the hoses as you remove them. Loosen the clamps with a screwdriver. Once done, these can be easily removed.
Once removed, you will have to attach the new ones in place. To do this, you will have to place the clamps , attach the open end of the line, and check whether the length is just about right. Finally, tighten the clamps using a screwdriver.
Start the engine to see if it works just like the old one.
You might also want to check whether the gasoline flows without obstruction to the pump and combustion chamber. If your engine runs seamlessly just like before, you can rest assured they have been properly installed.
Experts highly recommend getting the necessary help if you lack proper skills, but if you have the experience needed to take on the job yourself – and have the right replacement items to get things started!