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Old 03-12-2002, 12:57 AM
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Hi Greg,the vacuum pump is to the left of the power steering pump,has two hoses-one to top of air cleaner,one going to brake booster.I had a similar problem with my climate controls and doors,turned out I had pulled a vacuum connection under the dash when I swapped the blower motor Also don't do what I did and cut out that length of green wire,it's a slow bleed for the vacuum system.I saved the wire(packrat that I am),but I can't figure out where the end under the dash got to My push button controls don't work as well anymore,I have to select defrost first and then once it's going I can change it.Defrost only sucks,eh Greg,it boils you till you can't stand it,so you turn it off and windows start fogging up(in my leaking car anyway) I know of a mobile a/c repair guy,he specializes in euro cars,I called him to look at mine and he told me to look for a leak(rubber to hard line)in the last place I was messing with the car.I found it in 10 minutes
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Your symptoms are exactly the same as mine. And I did replace the heater motor...
When it gets warmer - after daylight savings time, so it isn't dark as soon as I get home...
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Old 03-15-2002, 12:10 AM
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Hey, guys...(angst and Ducati)

Any luck with fixing your vacuum problems? I hope you've had some luck. Update us!


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Old 03-15-2002, 12:36 AM
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I will buy a vacuum tester first. No, actually it had better warm up a bit first. I have to do the work outside in the driveway.
No, actually, first I had better figure out what I'm doing and where I am going to hook up the vacuum tester. Vacuum problems are a new experience. Alfa Romeos and old Plymouth GTX's dont have that to worry about. The MB is a new and interesting experience.
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Old 03-15-2002, 01:03 AM
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Yeah, vacuum problems can be a pain in the a**...Sometimes just a close visual inspection will work wonders...Have you eyeballed everything under the hood really well? Sometimes lines get knocked loose when you're changing filters, cleaning the engine, etc. Those black rubber "Y" fittings and "T" fittings are known to dry out and crack after a few years. The hard lines can get brittle too, especially the ones closest to heat sources. Have you done any work behind or under your dash lately? It's very easy to knock things loose in there as well, and not know you've done it.

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Old 03-15-2002, 01:18 AM
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All this is true! Yes, I did do some work behind the dash (replaced heater motor) and yes, some of the t fittings do look suspect. No probs - the car runs great, despite the only heat being defrost, and it will be nice out soon. I will have an afternoon to spend on the car to inspect and repair a winters' worth of wear & tear in another weekend or two (providing its nice out). That gives me time to get a vacuum tester, some replacement tee's, a filter, some jugs of Delvac, and study the manual/research the archives here.
I look forward to the rare zen-like pleasure of having an entire afternoon of nothing planned except to work on my car.

Those are the sort of afternoons where the evening is spent celebrating in the glow of accomplishment, with a bottle of Lagavulen. (Bad English, I know, but you know what I mean)
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Old 03-24-2002, 03:33 PM
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I went up skiing this morning and when I was putting on my ski boot I noticed oil on my hands,turns out it was all over my right pant leg.I just researched vacuum pump and I'm not too sure what's up Last weekend I changed the oil and was cleaning out the air filter when I noticed engine oil in there(I posted about it but never had an answer),my engine doesn't shut down as crisply as it used to.Others are saying that oil dripping from under the dash is coming from the oil gauge.Do I have both problems or what?If it is the vacuum pump,do I only need the diaphram or do I need other parts as well?And lastly should I drive it another 60 miles to get parts?Thanks in advance.
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Kyle, that amount of oil coming out is most likely the oil gauge... BillTX had that problem and for a temp fix ... just to keep from swimming in oil he blocked off in the engine compartment... it still drips some just from the residue left on the back side of the instrument panel... yuck.... the other Greg
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