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: I broke a fuel pump - line connector - Can I just by the connector


saab-wa
8th April 2010, 05:44 PM
Hey everyone,

I am replacing the fuel pump on our 9-5 and I broke a fuel line connector !*(insert 4 letter words here)*! You can see what I am talking about in the image I am attaching.


Does anyone know if I can buy just the fitting. The local dealer only has the whole fuel line.

Thanks in advance,
Bill

vagrantradio
8th April 2010, 06:02 PM
Yes, Dorman makes replacement nylon fuel line kits and connectors. Bring it to the auto parts store and they may have to match it up.

saab-wa
8th April 2010, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. Do you know of any websites that might list it with a part number?

I talked to a couple of places here and they said they could not really help without a part number.

Thanks,
Bill

vagrantradio
8th April 2010, 06:32 PM
Not really, there are different sizes, connectors and different clips that hold it. It's just a kit that you splice into the old line.

saab-wa
8th April 2010, 06:39 PM
Thanks again for the input. That is a female connector and I need a male. I attached an image of the bottom - broken off pieces (I actually broke both of them)

saab-wa
8th April 2010, 08:04 PM
I am checking to see if a local parts house can get them in quickly but I did find them online also.

In case someone reads this later on looking for them here are links to them

Here are the links -
Fuel Pump Return Valve Kit for Saab vehicles -
Name: Fuel Pump Return Valve Kit
Part Code: 4161766RV
Brand: ScanTech

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartDetail.aspx?id=4161766RV

http://www.scantechproducts.com/carparts/en/product-show/product-show-1.82.1.php?item=prod_prod-s1/6905&group=prod_prod_grp-s1/1

Fuel Pump Check Valve Kit (Feed Valve) for Saab vehicles -
Name: Fuel Pump Check Valve Kit (Feed Valve)
Part Code: 4161766A
Brand: ScanTech

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartDetail.aspx?id=4161766A

http://www.scantechproducts.com/carparts/en/product-show/product-show-1.82.1.php?item=prod_prod-s1/6891&group=prod_prod_grp-s1/

pegasus50
8th April 2010, 10:01 PM
These can be as brittle as your Grandma's hips. I was really happy to be able to get my Fuel Pump Assembly in and out with breaking one them. eEuroparts.com sells them. Look under fuel injection/delivery. :lol:

vividly
9th April 2010, 08:05 AM
Ouch! You broke both? I only broke one - the black one, and I couldn't find it sold separately anywhere. I didn't want to use any other valves that *might* fit since the flow might have been different. The white one is available separately. The black one - no. Find a junk yard with a Saab - that's what I ended up having to do. I spliced it in with some fuel injector hose (5/16 I believe) and some clamps. The fuel line is too rigid to re-insert a new valve in without some special Saab specific tool.

saab-wa
9th April 2010, 08:59 AM
Thanks for the input everyone. I think I found both of them.

vividly - when you did the splice did you get the line and just clamp one end down on the old fuel line and one on the new fitting?



BTW - In case someone reads this later on looking for them here are links to them

Here are the links -
Fuel Pump Return Valve Kit for Saab vehicles -
Name: Fuel Pump Return Valve Kit
Part Code: 4161766RV
Brand: ScanTech

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartDetail.aspx?id=4161766RV

http://www.scantechproducts.com/carparts/en/product-show/product-show-1.82.1.php?item=prod_prod-s1/6905&group=prod_prod_grp-s1/1

Fuel Pump Check Valve Kit (Feed Valve) for Saab vehicles -
Name: Fuel Pump Check Valve Kit (Feed Valve)
Part Code: 4161766A
Brand: ScanTech

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartDetail.aspx?id=4161766A

http://www.scantechproducts.com/carparts/en/product-show/product-show-1.82.1.php?item=prod_prod-s1/6891&group=prod_prod_grp-s1/

toxicavenger
13th April 2010, 09:38 AM
If I am not mistake the male part is part of the fuel pump assembly. If so you will have to get a new fuel line and the fuel pump assembly.

swedishmercedes
13th April 2010, 03:41 PM
Here is the deal I just broke the white one on my SAAB 9-5. A new fuel line just about anywhere is $150.00 ouch! The Saab dealer sells these tips for about $14.00. The trick is that you need special tools to get the old part out and an even more special one to get the new one back in. This plastic fuel line is very tough. I didn't have the hand strength to pull the old one out or force the new one in. Napa Sells this kit http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=BK_8275112_0273967065
for a lot of money:( but all you need is the tool to press the new fitting back in. Napa sells just the gun for about $98.00. If you are lucky maybe you can find a local Napa that will have the gun and do it for you. All this sounds like bad news but I did successfully get mine all back together. Here is my solution:
First of all you have to get the old part out. I decided that both lines were long enough that I could cut about 1/2 inch off and still have a usable line. So I cut it just above the last rib on the old fitting. I could then pull the old one out. Next I bought the new fitting from my local SAAB dealer. Now how to push this fitting back into the pipe? If you can do it with your hands your a better man then me. I did some research on this tool made by "Dorman Fuel Line Repair kit" and saw how it was made. I went to Wal-mart and bought a $10.00 Stanley squeeze grip clamp where the end piece will com off. Then I made "out of wood" a clamp that slides on the bar of the clamp to hold this fuel line while I squeezed the clamp to force this fitting in the tube. It took some fiddling and a second pair of hands but I was finally successful and it only cost me $24.00. Oh, I did remove the line from the car that made it easier and I had to drop the front of the fuel tank to get it out.That was the easy part.:lol: I think you could use the "gun tool" with the line in the car but that might require 6 hands? Good luck hope you get it back together?

pegasus50
13th April 2010, 04:28 PM
That's a helluva a lot of work for one connector. :o What do you think about this technique that I found here on the forum. After cutting the bad connector out; and using a pipe flaring tool and a hair dryer. Heat the end of the hose until pliable and quickly push the new connector in. Could that have as well as what you came up with?

Josdek
13th April 2010, 10:15 PM
I broke mine too, a couple years ago. On New Year's Eve Day. Oops! I went to a junkyard and they had an early 90's 900. Popped the cover off the fuel pump and the fittings were the same. Cut the fuel lines, the place gave me the fittings, cut the old line off all the fittings, used the brake flare tool trick/hairdryer, back on the road. You can borrow that tool from Advance, Autozone etc.

swedishmercedes
14th April 2010, 11:02 AM
That's a helluva a lot of work for one connector. :o What do you think about this technique that I found here on the forum. After cutting the bad connector out; and using a pipe flaring tool and a hair dryer. Heat the end of the hose until pliable and quickly push the new connector in. Could that have as well as what you came up with?


I tried the hair dryer method first and I really made a mess of things. I was also a little paranoid about using a hair dryer over top of an open gas tank. I actually melted a spot in the line and ended up having to cut that off too. I agree with the idea of borrowing the tool from Advance or AutoZone but all the ones in my area didn't have the tool. Even NAPA who sells the kit didn't have the tool to borrow or rent. Also if they had it they were very reluctant to do it or let me do it. Really the fitting press tool is the cleanest easiest way to do this.