Honda Accord: Fuel Line/Quick-Connect Fitting
Installation - Fuel Supply System - Fuel and Emissions - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Fuel Line/Quick-Connect Fitting Installation

NOTE: Before you work on the fuel lines and fittings, read the Fuel Line/Quick-Connect Fitting Precautions (see page 11-313).

1. Check the contact area (A) of the line (B) for dirt or damage, and clean it if needed.

2. Insert a new retainer (A) into the connector (B) if the


2. Insert a new retainer (A) into the connector (B) if the retainer is damaged, or after: - replacing the fuel rail.

- replacing the fuel line.

- replacing the fuel pump.

- replacing the fuel filter.

- replacing the EVAP canister.

- replacing the fuel fill pipe.

- replacing the fuel tank.

- removing the retainer from the line.

Use the same manufacturer retainer and the same size when the replacing the retainer (see page 11-314).





4. Align the quick-connect fittings with the line (A), and


4. Align the quick-connect fittings with the line (A), and align the retainer locking tabs (B) with the connector grooves (C). Then press the quick-connect fittings onto the line until both retainer tabs lock with a . clicking sound.

NOTE: If it is hard to connect put a small amount of new engine oil on the line end.

Connection with new retainer

Connection with new retainer: Fuel fill neck tube


Connection with new retainer: Fuel fill neck tube (PZEV model)

Connection to new fuel line


Connection to new fuel line

Connection to new fuel line: Fuel fill neck tube


Connection to new fuel line: Fuel fill neck tube (PZEV model)

Reconnecteon to existing retainer


Reconnecteon to existing retainer


5. When you reconnect the connector with the old


5. When you reconnect the connector with the old retainer, make sure the connection is secure and the tabs (A) are firmly locked into place; check visually and also by pulling the connector (B). When you replace the fuel line with a new one, make sure you remove the ring pull (C) upwards after you confirm the connection is secure.

NOTE: Before you remove the ring pull, make sure the fuel line connection is secure. If the connection is not secure, the ring pull could break when you try to remove it.

Connection to new fuel line


Connection to new fuel line

6. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery, and turn


6. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery, and turn the ignition switch to ON (11) (but do not operate the starter motor). The fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds, and fuel pressure rises. Repeat this two or three times, then make sure there are no fuel leaks, 7. If equipped, install the quick-connect fitting cover. Set the groove of the cover (A) on the fuel line (B) as shown, then install it. Make sure the cover is firmly locked in place.


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