The fuel line on any Poulan two-cycle engine brings fuel from the gas tank to the carburetor. These small, plastic lines can easily be damaged, get dirty, or break, causing an improper gas and air mixture to flow into the carburetor. This can cause poor, sluggish engine output or difficulty starting, which can eventually damage your engine. These fuel lines are inexpensive parts that need to be changed or cleaned on a regular basis, especially if you store your Poulan chainsaw, trimmer, or mower for long periods of time.

Replace the fuel line on your Poulan chainsaw, trimmer, or lawn mower to get it running smoothly again.

Step 1

Drain your Poulan's gas tank into your gas container. Run the engine (if you can) until it shuts off from lack of fuel.

Step 2

Locate the metal carburetor on the rear of your Poulan's engine. Use the needle nose pliers to disconnect the plastic fuel line from the carburetor's nozzle.

Step 3

Open the gas tank and use the pliers to pull out the fuel filter (if there's one attached) and the fuel line from the engine. Discard both of these.

Step 4

Cut off about the same length of new fuel line as the old line. Cut it a little longer than the old fuel line you pulled out so you have extra to work with. Cut one end at a 45-degree angle.

Step 5

Insert the metal wire into the non-angled end of the fuel line. Push the wire and line into the opening hole in the gas tank. Keep pushing it through until you see it exposed near the carburetor.

Step 6

Pull the line towards the carburetor with the needle nose pliers, but don't attach it to the carburetor yet.

Step 7

Cut off any excess fuel line and insert the fuel filter's nozzle into the fuel line. Put them back inside the gas tank. Reattach the fuel line to the carburetor.