I have bought the vacuum line part from the dealer. It turns out you cannot simply replace the "T". You must purchase the whole part. The ends of the lines pull off easily by just pushing down on the red sleeve surrounding the line where it enters the valve cover. Now my problem is that I had removed the 3 inch diameter air intake hose in order to access one end of the vacuum line. The hoses in this car are secured with very specialized "crimp" type hose clamps. They come off easily by just prying off one end with a screwdriver. Now I don't know how to reattach it. The part is marked "CLICR 96-740". I understand there are special pliers required to close the clamp around the hose. I have already tried a "Universal" type clamp which looked like it should have worked. I didn't seem to have the clearance to put the part into place properly. Can anyone tell me where I can get this type of part and the tool to put it into place?
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 8:40 PM