'01 Ranger 4.0L Fuel Line Disconnect

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2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L SOHC I need to separate the fuel line in the engine bay to remove the left valve cover. The service manual calls out 412-038, but I don't know the actual Ford part number. I assume a standard aftermarket tool would work here. However, I don't have any tools to remove this. I have found the below Lisle tools. Would one of these work better than the other? Are there other recommendations? Lisle 37000 ~$10 Lisle 39400 $16-17 Thank you.
 
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Your local auto parts store should sell the tool. The cheap plastic ones work just fine for homeowner use. They should sell a universal one, small one one end and large on the other
 

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I have a set similar to the top ones, think they are SK? made in the USA that I bought many years ago and they work great on Ford stuff. I'd try to avoid shopping at China Freight at all costs, but that's just me.
 
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I bought the Lisle 37000 set (top post) and have experienced success the 6 or so times I've used it. However, you do have to show the connector "who's boss". At one time or another I did wonder if a thinner walled metal tool would've "gone in" easier. However, one or two metal ones I've seen have been as thick as the plastic ones.
 
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The spring has to be expanded far enough for the bulge on the tube to pass through as the tube is pulled out. A thinner tool would not do that.
 
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