When removing with standard tip screwdriver:
Insert the standard tip screwdriver [A] into the slit [B] on
the joint lock [C].
Turn the driver to disconnect the joint lock.
When removing with fingers:
Open and push up [A] the joint lock [B] with your fingers.
Prying or excessively widening the joint lock ends
for fuel hose removal will permanently deform the
joint lock, resulting in a loose or incomplete lock
that may allow fuel to leak and create the potential
for a fire explosion. To prevent fire or explosion
from a damaged joint lock, do not pry or excessively
widen the joint lock ends when removing the fuel
hose. The joint lock has a retaining edge that locks
around the housing.
Pull [A] the fuel hose joint out of the fuel outlet pipe [B].
Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain con-
ditions and can cause severe burns. Be prepared
for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must be completely
wiped up immediately. When the fuel hose is dis-
connected, fuel spills out from the hose and the
pipe because of residual pressure. Cover the hose
connection with a piece of clean cloth to prevent
Close the fuel tank cap.
Remove the fuel tank, and place a it on a flat surface.
Do not apply the load to the fuel outlet pipe of the fuel
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explo-
sive under certain conditions, creating the poten-
tial for serious burns. Store the fuel tank in an area
which is well-ventilated and free from any source of
flame or sparks. Do not smoke in this area. Place
the fuel tank on a flat surface and plug the fuel pipes
to prevent fuel leakage.
FUEL SYSTEM (DFI) 3-81