Re: [DML] Accumulator area leak
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Re: [DML] Accumulator area leak

It shouldn't be any of the steel pipes or fittings unless someone has 
been in there ahead of you.  The semi-rigid hose has split somewhere, 
probably near the upper fitting and is leaking.  Replace the hose and 
while you're there, the accumulator itself.  It's easiest to knife the 
hose off the upper fitting.  You'll twist it all up if you try to remove 
the fitting from the pipe.  Best to replace it with flexible hose and 
clamps.  This makes replacing the accumulator itself much easier, too.
We got it all.
106979-Fuel Hose, $7.50
100519-Fuel Accumulator, $89.95
Warren at DMC

dmcjosh85 wrote:
> As by the title you can guess that Ive discovered a fuel leak under 
> my car right where the accumulator is at. Ive gotten under there and 
> investigated and found that is comming somwhere from the area of 
> where the accumulator hooks upto the metal line that goes to the fuel 
> filter. I went thru the archives to see what material I could find on 
> anyone whos had this problem before, and yes I found that others ahve 
> had the problem, so I know ill get a lot of responses back from the 
> pros who have dealt with with in the past. 
> The accumulator is a spealtauto replacment that is relativly new and 
> was installed by a mechanic by its previous owner. The leak is 
> dripping from the L shaped unit ( Figure 1 @  
> ) so im not 
> quit sure its the metal hose intself but rather the figure 1 unit. 
> If worse comes to worse then what if I have to replace the metal hose? 
> what are my options here? just by looking at this I see no way how I 
> can possibly just take the old metal hose out and remove it than feed 
> a new one thru. I rather lost on this issue, the only thing ive done 
> is attempt to tighten the 2 bolts on the figure 1 L shaped unit, alas 
> no improvment from that. What should i be looking at here as far as 
> damaged lines needing replacment, or likelihoods of methods to fix 
> this without new lines.
> Josh Tidwell
> Vin: 04463

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