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I NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF A PLASTIC TUBE/HOSE COMING FROM NEAR THE BOTTOM OF CARBERATOR.

1998 Dodge Dakota

While trying to remove heater core hose from beside where I just removed hose over tstat housing, I couldnt reach clamp properly and a friend decided to try and push metal brace/bracket over and snapped this plastic hose in half. Someone please tell me what it is and what its for. I cant even get to a shop or part store! Some one please help me! If its just air or vaccuum hose can it be taped or glued as a temp fix?
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Dina0396
February 13, 2012.



Can you take a picture of it for us? It could be a vacuum hose/fitting, or it could be the PCV valve. But I need to see it to be sure.


Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.
Heres a pic my finger is pointing to it.


Tiny
Dina0396
Feb 13, 2012.
That, my friend appears to be a vacuum line. Have your friend drive you to a Pepe Boys/Autozone/Advanced/etc and buy you 3-4 inches of 3/8 fuel line and use it as a splice.


Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.
And make him treat you to lunch or buy you a beer. NEVER bend stuff out of the way when you don't know what it is or why it's where it is.


Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.
Thank you so mush! My friend does not have a way to go, but maybe I will get there eventually will the fuel line as a splice hold for a while or is a temp fix?


Tiny
Dina0396
Feb 13, 2012.
And I know this may sound like a stupid question but exactly what do I do to splice it?


Tiny
Dina0396
Feb 13, 2012.
3-4 inches of it should hold just nicely for awhile.


Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.
Do you get any kind of profit when someone leaves a donation as I dont want someone else to get the reward for you being the one who helped me!


Tiny
Dina0396
Feb 13, 2012.
Yes. And thank you.


Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.