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

  • Tiny
  • dina0396
  • 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?

Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM

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  • rivermikerat
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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.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:03 PM
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Heres a pic my finger is pointing to it.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:52 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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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.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:09 PM
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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.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM
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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?

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:12 PM
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And I know this may sound like a stupid question but exactly what do I do to splice it?

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:20 PM
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3-4 inches of it should hold just nicely for awhile.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
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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!

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM
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Yes. And thank you.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM

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