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Pontiac Grand Am, Broken Fuel Filter Tabs

Q: I tried changing my fuel filter on my Pontiac Grand Am. From lack of knowledge I broke off the plastic tabs completely around the one end of the filter. How can I get the filter off now?

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A: Isn't it just amazing how a seemingly simple task can turn into a headache? If you look closely at the quick connector that you broke the lock tabs off from, you can see a way to reach in with a small angled pick and still unlock the clip to replace the fuel filter. Don't use a screw driver or cutting pliers because you'll just create a big headache. If you find that you don't have the right tools then take you vehicle to a repair facility and have them extract the damaged lock. Believe it or not you're not the first one to learn the hard way.

 
     
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