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88 4.0 fuel line

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Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Location: North Dakota

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: 88 4.0 fuel line Reply with quote

hi. i have an 88 cherokee with a 4.0 engine that is dripping fuel on the return line side right at the coupler. does anyone know the measurement or cross reference of the retaining clip and o-ring ? went up to the parts place here in town and they can't just look it up. the nearest dealer is 50 mi. awy so... thanks.
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Brad The Best

Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phone the nearest dealer and ask them , see if they have one in stock . go pick it up .

if they can't look it up they probably don't have it and if i remember correctly about what type of line you have , remove it and check and make sure its not cracked . thats usually what happens
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Joined: 26 Sep 2007
Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject: Quick-Connect Fuel Line Reply with quote

From Auto Zone
Web Sight
Quick-Connect Fuel Line
Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee
Removal & Installation on1988-93 Models
See Figure 1 Go to web sight for photo.
1.Release the fuel system pressure and then separate the quick-connect fuel line tubes at the inner fender panel by squeezing the two retaining tabs [with a pair of pliers] against the fuel line. Pull the tube and retainer from the fitting.
2.Remove the two O-rings and the spacer from the fitting. This can be accomplished by using a paper clip or piece of heavy wire bent into an L-shape.
3.Remove the retainer from the fuel tube and discard the O-rings, spacer and retainer.

Fig. 1: A common quick connect fuel line used on earlier model vehicles

To install:
4.Install the new retainer assembly by pushing it into the quick-connect fitting until it clicks.
5.Grasp the disposable plastic plug and remove it from the replacement fitting. By removing only the plastic plug, the O-rings, spacer and retainer will remain in the fitting.
6.Push the fuel line into the fitting until a click is heard and the connection is complete. Give the fuel line connection a firm tug to verify that it is seated and locked properly.

I did not find a part # but if you have a Auto Zone in your area call them and ask for a Quick-Connect Fuel Line Repair Kit. This is what you will need. My 88 was leaking in the same place over a month ago I turned it back-and-forth a few times, it stopped, no leaks since. Hope this helps, good luck from DJ.
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