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Old 08-14-2009, 02:44 PM
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got some pics for ya..
wide view: http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/a..._1374-edit.jpg
what it should be like: http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/a..._1375-edit.jpg
how i found it: http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/a..._1376-edit.jpg

wanted to add its a 2001 1.8QM
 

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:35 PM
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not 100% but it looks like a vacuum line. Doesnt that one line go through the firewall and connect to the brake booster?
That looks like the gray stuff on there is JB weld, like someone has tried to fix it before. It looks like maybe its a check valve?
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:49 PM
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yes it is a vaccuum line and yes m ake that right asap. it isnt going to make you crash or anything, but i would fix it now
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:54 PM
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what would you suggest i do? tape it up or or how would i fix this?
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:45 PM
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get a new piece...
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:33 PM
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http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts....8%20L4~240516

check the USA sister site (.com) if you are in the US
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by redline380 View Post
get a new piece...
^ What he said, I can't understand people that ghetto rig their cars...you might have not JB weld it in the first place, but now that it broke, you shouldn't be thinking about taping it. Just go to the dealer and buy a new piece.
 

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Old 08-14-2009, 09:18 PM
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k thx. sry for the tape reply i just didnt know how much it would cost to replace or if there was another way to fix it if the part did cost a lot.. and could you tell me what this exactly does, because i have a few problems with my car and just want to know if this could be causing any of them..
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:01 PM
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its called a suction pump. ECS has them cheap.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-...Pump/ES261411/

dont ignore it, if it needs to be replaced replace it dont try to use the same one. if it gets clogged u can backup the crank case and cause oil probs
 
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just wanted to update.. yes its a vacuum line to the brake booster and yes it will make you crash.. i was driving and my brakes stopped working.. i had about 5% brake power, the pedal just wouldnt move, it was like a rock was under it. once i got home i popped the hood and the part was split in half and wasnt connected at all.. once i reconnected it, the brakes worked fine. lol oops. not gonna be putting that off anymore..
 

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