Mysterious black tube not attached to anything

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET CORSICA
  • 140,000 MILES
I happened to catch this when I was changing out my air filter. When I tried to move it around, the tube broke in the middle.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:24 AM

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Tiny
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There should be a vacuum line connected to it. Look for one that is connected to nothing or plugged off.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:27 AM
Tiny
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I forgot to say, the other end wasn't attached to anything.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:28 AM
Tiny
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Replace the vacuum line, the get brittle over time. Find a source of vacuum to plug the line into. There should be a vacuum diagram under the hood somewhere. Chevy usually puts them either on the underside of the hood or on the fan shroud.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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That's not a vacuum line. It is a breather tube that inserts into a grommet if the rear valve cover.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 4:31 AM
Tiny
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I'll defer to you on this Wrenchtech in the presumption your eyes are better than mine.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 5:05 AM
Tiny
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I don't see it any better. I just have had to reattach may of them doing the intake on 3.1s.

They are calling is a "Crankcase Vent tube"
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your replies :)

So if it is broken off, can is it ok to drive?
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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It's not an emergency but you don't want to leave it that way too long.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Can I drive with out it?
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Cool, Thank you. Where can I buy a replacement? I've checked the usual places but no luck
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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Did I not just answer that question?
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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Dealer or junkyard
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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Yep you did ;-) I apologize. There is a bit of lag on my end.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
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Thread closed.
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Friday, January 27th, 2012 AT 7:08 AM

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