Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP* - Toyota Tacoma Forum
User Tag List

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 03:14 AM
Enthusiast
 
2000blacktaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Hello. I just went to turn my truck on and noticed a hissing sound. I swore it was static coming from my speakers because it sounded like static but the volume was off. I got out of the truck and quickly smelled gas and saw a huge puddle under my truck. It was a very strong, fine mist. DAMNIT! So I let it dry a little and jacked it up. After it was dry I turned the truck back on for a split second then turned it off. I did this so I could then get under and see what was wet. Saw a WET flare fitting on a fuel line about one foot away from the top of the fuel pump. I narrowed it down to that fitting or the one foot bent tube connecting the fuel pump to the fuel line. I dont know if its the return or the in line. I took a picture of the fitting which is right next to the gas tank, roughly a foot away from the fuel pump like I said. Any CLUE where I should start? Not even sure what that tube is called going into the fuel pump.

MUST TURBO
2000blacktaco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 AM
Enthusiast
 
2000blacktaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

20121223_021324.jpg

20121223_021333.jpg

MUST TURBO
2000blacktaco is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 05:47 AM
Addict
 
cmcpher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Bound
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Have you already tried tighten the flare nuts?

On the prowl
cmcpher is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 05:51 AM
Enthusiast
 
2000blacktaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

No...I don't have flare nut wrenches I don't want to screw them up. Last time I drove I wasn't spraying any gas so I doubt it's a loose connection. It was extremely cold when I went to start my truck too. What is that hose called anyway?

MUST TURBO
2000blacktaco is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 AM
Addict
 
cmcpher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Bound
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000blacktaco View Post
No...I don't have flare nut wrenches I don't want to screw them up. Last time I drove I wasn't spraying any gas so I doubt it's a loose connection. It was extremely cold when I went to start my truck too. What is that hose called anyway?
Eh you would be surprised how it doesn't appear to be loose but actually is loose especially on the high pressure side of the fuel system. Some refer to it as the main fuel line.

On the prowl
cmcpher is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 06:06 AM
Enthusiast
 
2000blacktaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

OK Ill see if I can tighten it without efing it up. If the line is broke, is this something I can get at an auto part store? I called advanced auto and they said they have it but it's generic and needs to be bent and cut. I think he was talking about the long hard line leading all the way to the engine bay and not the small hose in question. Clueless. Thanks for your input

MUST TURBO
2000blacktaco is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 06:31 AM
Addict
 
cmcpher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Bound
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000blacktaco View Post
OK Ill see if I can tighten it without efing it up. If the line is broke, is this something I can get at an auto part store? I called advanced auto and they said they have it but it's generic and needs to be bent and cut. I think he was talking about the long hard line leading all the way to the engine bay and not the small hose in question. Clueless. Thanks for your input
If it doesn't feel like it is gonna budge a little then don't tighten it just as a FYI from making that mistake one time. You might end up in a situation that this part is a dealer part if you don't have a store that makes fuel lines in your area. Advance is thinking hard pipe and not the flexible hose section with hard ends on it at the fuel tank.

On the prowl

Last edited by cmcpher; 12-23-2012 at 06:32 AM. Reason: Elaboration
cmcpher is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 07:01 AM
Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Southern Maryland USA
Posts: 7,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Those type fuel connections on Toyota tend to seize up and you can't get them apart or tighten them.

The fix is likely going to be to cut the hard line on each side of the junction with a tubing cutter. Debur it and the slide a length of high pressure hose over each end of the pipe and use two fuel line clamps on each side of the joint. Make sure you have the the two clamps on each end going in opposite directions.

We are looking at a 15 minute repair here.

G
Gadget@URD is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 08:24 PM
Enthusiast
 
2000blacktaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Thanks for your help FIXEDDDDDDDD I hacksawed it off on each side of the fittings and hosed it back in with double clamps on each side. Time to drank...

MUST TURBO
2000blacktaco is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 04:49 PM
StepSIde
 
nxrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Marksville, Louisiana working in Lafayette La
Posts: 3,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Gas spraying from fuel lines! *HELP*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadget@URD View Post
Those type fuel connections on Toyota tend to seize up and you can't get them apart or tighten them.

The fix is likely going to be to cut the hard line on each side of the junction with a tubing cutter. Debur it and the slide a length of high pressure hose over each end of the pipe and use two fuel line clamps on each side of the joint. Make sure you have the the two clamps on each end going in opposite directions.

We are looking at a 15 minute repair here.

G
I did exactly what is written here for a buddy of mine that ran a long screw into his fuel line while installing an amplifier in the extra cab behind the driver's seat. Fuel went everywhere even inside the truck. Simple but very effective fix. I used double clamps to ensure no leaks.

2"/3" Drop~Black Headlights,Bumper&Clears~Custom Intake~MonoMax All Around~Pioneer DVD Player~Rockford T1 12 in a Custom Box~Infinity 1600watt Amp~Kicker Tweets&Mids~Custom Shift Knob~Rhino Liner~ Konig Stampede Wheels
nxrunner is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Tacoma Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel lines ID N2BNLO Performance 5 05-08-2009 10:45 AM
fn fuel lines INTHABLOOD Performance 5 12-17-2008 12:17 PM
Confirmation on fuel lines BlackSportD Performance 12 06-19-2008 08:03 AM
Reinstalling fuel lines in 3rz Help Buff's Taco 1995.5 - 2004 7 03-19-2007 03:31 PM
Fuel lines??????need help fast nevertolow Exterior/Body 1 04-26-2004 08:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome