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So I finaly found the time to try fixing the head gasket on my car but as usual ran into a few problems. First I can´t figure out how to disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel rail, it´s one of those push coupling things. I also can´t figure out how to unbolt the engine mount so I can get the timing belt cover off. To make things even more fun there´s a few hoses that just won´t come off
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what year/model car do you have? for the fuel lines you gotta go buy this stupid little tool that will remove them. you can get it from auto zone or pep boys.

when i removed the timing belt cover i never had to unbolt the engine mount. its a tight fit, all i did was remove the wheel and the splash guards cause some bolts were easier to reach from underneath.

what are the hoses that won´t come off?? most of the time they are sticky as hell and i´d swear they were super glued on. just gotta twist em back and forth a little bit while pulling back on em.
 

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You should be able to spread and pull those clips out with out buying the tool .
Even with the tool the little clips that slide through get brittle and some times break.We used to have ´em on hand at the shop, so the mechanic doesn´t have to worry if it breaks that he´ll be waiting for a 25c clip while his bay has a car that is essentially finished, just sitting .that´s my vote.Tool or not, buy ´em with the filter.
 

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Would it be possible to forgo disconnecting the fuel lines and kinda tilting the head and intake manifold torwards the rear of the car? The sooner I can get the car back together the better. ´91 mercury tracer 1.9l, the timing belt cover is right up against the engine mount. The hoses that are stuck are like the coolant return line and the vacum for the power stearing.
 

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I´ve replaced my head gasket twice. Not by choice (long story) anyways unbolt your fuel rail and tip it back. Unplug the harness to each injector and it is now out of your way. Its easier than fiddling with the fuel line claps. Let me know if this helped.
 
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