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Q: Is it possible to screw back on a fuel line if it comes loose?

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My car wouldn't start this morning. When I got out I noticed a river of gas coming from the bottom. I looked to see where the gas came from and what it looks like is where the fuel line attaches to the tank came detached somehow. My question is can it be simply screwed back on or is it a little harder of a fix?

My car has 70000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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