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Pinging -> Dangling vacuum hose?!
segfaultxr7 Offline
Posting Freak
#1
I was poking around the hood of my 88 TC just now, looking for a suspected vacuum leak that might be making the car ping and miss at low RPMs. And I think I found it! On the passenger side of the car at the firewall, there is a small vacuum tree. The last tube on the tree (closest to the passenger side of the car) went into a hole in the fenderwell. I lifted it up, and it was not connected to anything! The tube also looked like it had been severed. Where should this tube be attached? Tomorrow morning I'll try sealing it off and seeing how it runs. Please let me know where this tube belongs, I bet that will fix my problems!
88 TC 5-speed
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tylerport Offline
Senior Member
#2
You'll have to just search around to find where it may have been connected. If you seen another TC on a car lot or somewhere, check under the hood of it and compare vacumn hose routing with your cars.

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Jim Portteus
86 Turbo Coupe, 131K Miles, 140MPH Speedo, Gillis Valve, 2 1/2" Downpipe to 2" Duals w/ 18" Glasspacks, 245/50R16's and new paint.
Jim Portteus
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
not positive, but that might be the vacuum feed that controls the heating system flow doors. Do they work?

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
If my memory serves me correctly, this hose goes to a vac storage can inside the fender. The can stores vac so the HVAC controls still work under low vac / boost conditions. You have to pull the plastic inner fender to get at it.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
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Dan E Offline
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#5
Quote:Originally posted by Jeff K:
If my memory serves me correctly, this hose goes to a vac storage can inside the fender. The can stores vac so the HVAC controls still work under low vac / boost conditions. You have to pull the plastic inner fender to get at it.

You memory is correct Jeff (for the rest of your capabilities...well...that's another story). LOL !
Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...
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