| | Re: cant remove fuel filter on 1995 ford ranger?
I also tried using the 'quick disconnect' tool, it did not work easily and I gave up. I then used "channel locks" and had the filter replaced in 5 minutes.
I talked to a mechanic and the advise he gave me was- Be very careful and DO NOT damage the gas lines/end fittings or you will have a very expensive bill to replace the gas lines.
All I did was gently squeeze the fitting clamp and pull line from filter. It came right off.
Hope this helps.