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how do i get the lock ring to lock tight it is in all the clips that go a round the ring. thought i had it tight but it still leaks. it has a new seal and it is tight but leaks like crazy. even worse after i fill up. please help. thanks :eek: 1997 escort lx
 

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I used a screwdriver & hammer, to tap the tabs on the lock ring. There is just enough 'slop' in the area where the lock ring goes to let you nudge it a fraction of an inch each time you tap one of the tabs. I went around in a circle tapping the tabs. Be sure the surfaces are free of crud before the rubber sealing ring goes it.
It always amazes me that those lockrings and sealing rings really work as well as they usually do.
 
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