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Stubborn 2003 fuel filter 3.4L

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TeamRooR, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    TeamRooR [OP] Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    First Name:
    Hedgesville, WV
    2003 Tacoma TRD 4x4
    K&N intake, rust
    Anyone have any tips on breaking the front banjo bolt loose?? I have been giving it HELL! I have tried using a flare nut wrench with no luck and believe it or not managed to slightly strip the banjo bolt at every corner... I gave up with that and moved on to vice grips. I had a good strong grip on the SOB and still nothing. I am a 200lb dude and was giving it absolutely all I had and nothing. I have PB blasted it numerous times... My brother recommended using a hammer once or twice to try and break rust seal.

    BTW I live just south of Pittsburgh so I am in the rust zone, the filter itself has rust on that side.

    I am afraid I might just have to replace that section fuel line all together to get a new filter on there.

    As always thanks for the suggestions!

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