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Can anyone identify this part? Looks like a Vacuum Container. This small hose broke off.


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Sorry to bother you guys, but this hose broke off the part on my Ranger. 4.0l 1993 XLT SC. Looks like a canister of some sort. I need to know if it's repairable or do I have to replace it. The end won't plug in. I did feel a slight vacuum in the end of the rubber hose I'm holding.

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Can you pull the rest of the broken off vacuum line off the canister?

Looks like a vacuum canister, but I don’t have an OHV to look at at the moment. Acts like an expansion tank on a compressed air system but in reverse.

The factory vacuum lines are normally a hard plastic molded to shape.
If the nipple on the tank is ok, you could just get some rubber vacuum line form the parts store and replace the line.
 

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Can you pull the rest of the broken off vacuum line off the canister?

Looks like a vacuum canister, but I don’t have an OHV to look at at the moment. Acts like an expansion tank on a compressed air system but in reverse.

The factory vacuum lines are normally a hard plastic molded to shape.
If the nipple on the tank is ok, you could just get some rubber vacuum line form the parts store and replace the line.
I think the fitting is good on the cannister. I'll remove it and see. Would you know if that nipple on the canister pulls off?
 

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My guess is that is part of the canister, but I can’t really say. Looks like it’s a piece of molded plastic.
 

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It goes to that reservoir, leads to you hvac control for your vents for one .!
 

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It goes to that reservoir, leads to you hvac control for your vents for one .!
Thanks, so it's important I assume. My heat and air vents work ok, the air for AC and heat could be better I suppose. I'll remove it tomorrow and see if I can make the repair.
 

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Pull the rubber coupler off the vacuum can, remove the broken piece, and slide the line back in. The vacuum can has a plastic nipple on it, and the rubber coupler is what connects the vacuum line to the vacuum can.
 

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Pull the rubber coupler off the vacuum can, remove the broken piece, and slide the line back in. The vacuum can has a plastic nipple on it, and the rubber coupler is what connects the vacuum line to the vacuum can.
Thanks I'll try that tomorrow. 👍
 

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Does anyone know the actual name of that container? I'm interested to know, I looked on RA and couldn't find one. I'm not sure what section it would be to look on the RA website...
 

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vacuum reservoir.

I don't see it on RA.
 

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The vacuum reservoir helps maintain vacuum in situations where the engine is not producing much by itself.

Unless the reservoir itself is broken, you shouldn't need to replace it, just get the vacuum line reconnected.


I would be less concerned about the reservoir and more concerned about having that loose vacuum line not connected to anything creating a vacuum leak.
Vacuum leaks can cause many strange problems like poor idling, reduced MPG, reduced power, ect.
 

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The vacuum reservoir helps maintain vacuum in situations where the engine is not producing much by itself.

Unless the reservoir itself is broken, you shouldn't need to replace it, just get the vacuum line reconnected.


I would be less concerned about the reservoir and more concerned about having that loose vacuum line not connected to anything creating a vacuum leak.
Vacuum leaks can cause many strange problems like poor idling, reduced MPG, reduced power, ect.
That's the info I needed to know. Thanks.
 

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what you will probably see by capping hte line and leaving the reservoir open is when you are hard accelerating, the vents will switch to whatever their natural setting is... maybe to defrost? and if you have a vacuum actuated 4x4, you might lose 4x4 in low vacuum situaitions such as hard acceleration.

basically anytime you have the throttle plate open, you lose vacuum. but you really drop low when the plate is suddenly opened
 

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Exactly, I had a couple small vacuum leaks on my old F-150, and the heat would only ever work on defrost. Once I fixed the small vacuum leaks in the engine bay, the heat magically started working normally.
 

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