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Sep 17, 2013, 11:12 AM

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I have a 98 Chevy Malibu 3.1L

I was working around the car yesterday and noticed the smell of gas. I got underneath it and discovered that the inlet side of the gas filter was leaking. My inlet line is a rubber hose (coming off the fuel tank) with a metal fitting that goes over the gas filter. As you can see in the attached image, the fitting is rusted through.

My question is can I cut out the rusted fitting and replace it with a maybe a fuel injector hose & clamps. OR do I need to drop the tank and replace the complete hose.

(This post was edited by malibu98 on Sep 17, 2013, 11:25 AM)

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Sep 17, 2013, 12:46 PM

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Re: leaking Gas Filter Sign In

Those fuel lines are supposed to be hard plastic with push-lock fitting. You shouldn't be using any hoses clamps


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Sep 17, 2013, 1:02 PM

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That's rusted enough already. If keeping this replace line properly including brake lines, trans cooler lines, PS lines if they too look like crap, evap lines with the right stuff,


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Sep 17, 2013, 5:10 PM

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Nylon fuel line with a metal quick lock fitting. You would have to buy the whole fuel pump to get that hose. You can't crimp rubber line over that, especially if this is flex fuel. Jerry rigging is going to get someone hurt.

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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Sep 17, 2013, 5:23 PM)

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Sep 17, 2013, 10:04 PM

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Re: leaking Gas Filter Sign In

Thanks for the help. I guess its off to the garage, I don't want to mess with dropping the tank.

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