Yes, no more scraping. It looks like the motor inside is worn, but it also doesn’t shut off and drains the battery. I removed it and expect maybe a cruise control relay is bad? Regardless, ordered whole new back end fuel system last night, pumps, accumulator, strainer, check valve, all new lines except from rear to front of car, little 2 sided “filter” nut thing from fuel line to FD, steel fittings, and crush washers. I should pull the tank to clean it and try to rebuild the sender (stuck on half). Truth be told, the plan for this car was to fix, enjoy, and hopefully sell for a profit. I don’t believe it’s going to go this way and while the diagnosis is a pain in the ass, it’s easy to work on, the hood goes 90 degrees, and it looks very nice. Hopefully she’ll get sorted before I bury myself in itNow that the cruise actuator is disconnected there is no more of that nasty scraping clacking?
This! Any idea what specific tools I may need to accomplish this? Moreso connecting the hose with threaded fitting from the filter to the metal lines in question? Forgive me if this is a noob question lol. So far, the only downside to working on an old car is RUST... being from upstate NY I should probably get used to itWhat a pain that fuel line too!
If you don't want to do the whole line, how about sectioning in some new joined with a compression fitting?
You rock dude, thank you! This is my new weekend project I guessYou'd need to get some steel line the same size as the twisted section.
Cutting out the damaged & remake that section, mate it to the existing good line with compression fittings.
Properly sized line
Small tubing cutter
Properly sized compression fittings
A metric tubing bubble flaring kit (a loaner from AutoZone)
Those are the bare facts, I guess..
Good luck man
I frustrated myself in trying to find a way to connect the rubber hose from the filter to the feed line and raged out for the weekend LOL. Im going to take a crack at it again when I have time (for those of you who understand the real estate market right now in Upstate New York, that could be October, not that I'm complaining ) I did find a bicycle fork tool that others on the forum say will suffice, so I may be ordering that. Truthfully, i'd really be balls to the walls on this project if I felt this was actually the fix for the car but I'm very pessimistic after my extensive forum research. I want this thing on the road but i'm still deciding at what point I want to cut my losses.Hey! I drive a Chevy too! :-D - a dead reliable stripped out '91 S-10 with a T5 and Iron Duke (psst - don't tell anyone but - I like it).
Regarding the filter in the tank, did you manage to change it? After much trial and woe I ended up using a large pair of tonge and groove pliers. You could almost certainly use an offset box end wrench (I didn't have one that large).