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Old 22 Jun 2015, 03:35 pm
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Ok so the stupid little plastic quick connect with the accumulator that connects to the metal incoming fuel line on the firewall is leaking. bought a new one. Still leaks. it has a flange for the connector to snap on to so u cant just cut it off and pop a new line on. at least not if you want to use the accumulator which I am not sure what it will do if u did bypass it yet. so I tried some gas resistant sealant but it still leaks. so now what do I do? not really enough room there to cut back and re-flange the metal tube which is the problem I am sure being I rebuilt my old one and it still leaks. new or old still leaks. So do you replace the whole metal line or bypass accumulator and put a real hose on it or what. I sure as hell hate the stupid plastic connector on the rail side where its on top of the motor. What the heck was they thinking!!! they should recall all that and fix it.... Before I just let it burn down what do I do...??? :{
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: leaking fuel line supply chassis to rail...HELP!

kinda scary set-up isn't it... IIRC, there was a recall early on regarding fuel line abrasion but not sure if it directly related to your issue

maybe a real fuel system pro could re-plumb everything with high pressure hose, AN fittings, an aftermarket metal accumulator, etc. (btw, probably not wise to bypass the accumulator or damper as it is sometimes called as it functions to smooth out the fuel flow and also prevent vapor locking)

anyway, there is a fire extinguisher on board my PT
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 12:44 pm
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Ok so the stupid little plastic quick connect with the accumulator that connects to the metal incoming fuel line on the firewall is leaking. bought a new one. Still leaks. it has a flange for the connector to snap on to so u cant just cut it off and pop a new line on. at least not if you want to use the accumulator which I am not sure what it will do if u did bypass it yet. so I tried some gas resistant sealant but it still leaks. so now what do I do? not really enough room there to cut back and re-flange the metal tube which is the problem I am sure being I rebuilt my old one and it still leaks. new or old still leaks. So do you replace the whole metal line or bypass accumulator and put a real hose on it or what. I sure as hell hate the stupid plastic connector on the rail side where its on top of the motor. What the heck was they thinking!!! they should recall all that and fix it.... Before I just let it burn down what do I do...??? :{
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By the way you didnt mention what year or model your pt is, this is listed for 2004-2010 as a TUBE-FUEL SUPPLY - MOPAR (5085555AC). 9 out of 10 times its a dealer item each push lock connector has a small oring inside it, it may have fallen out or had gotten damaged if inserted wrong
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 01:11 pm
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maybe a real fuel system pro could re-plumb everything with high pressure hose, AN fittings
the braided line and AN's can get expensive real quick from what i've seen.

rubber fuel injection hose(the discount parts store type anyways) still expands a bit and if you use too much length you'll need to twist the key to prime it a couple times to build up pressure before it'll start. my neighbor did this and explained what he had done when i asked him why he was cycling the key before starting it. this was on a 40psi system with 48" of hardline replaced with fuel injection hose. with the 58psi pt system may be even worse.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 05:44 am
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I need to check this on mine.

sometimes I get a raw gas smell

and the car dont start right up...

happens maybe once or twice a year...
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