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The fuel pick up line came off in my tank\

I notticed that the fuel filter had come off in the fuel tank when I tried to put it back on the fuel pick up line came off. how do I get in the tank to put it back on

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Hi brian
You will need to drain all the fuel from the tank.
Then if you have a long nose pliers or a hemostat remove the fuel filter.
You will need to trim the fuel line to a point and insert it into the fuel tank and keep inserting till the fuel line can be retreived and install the new filter on the line, slowly pull the fuel filter back into the fuel tank,leaving some slack in the line to not kink the line.
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