Originally Posted by Tragz
Guys, Im still stuck on this. I check the line from the cainster to the firewall everything looks good, next i took the plastic panel under the glovebox off and found some sort of tube holder close to the floor of my car it had about 6 colored tubes all connect to it. I found the violet tube but couldnt locate where it came from. I think its time to take the HVAC out?? and manually check the tubes????
I think it'* time to remove the hush panel, lie on the floor, remove the glovebox if necessary, and find where the violet tube goes to the connector through the firewall and remove the slip connector (hard to do). Then check to be sure you are getting good vacuum through the black tube coming through the firewall.
You could have someone hold their finger on the end of the black tube and have someone wiggle different parts of the black vacuum tube under the hood, where the vacuum tank is, where the tube goes through the firewall, to try to open a leak. Or use a vacuum gauge on the inside.
Then when you're sure your vacuum is proper to the programmer, you're ready to open it, list the colors of tubes into the black connector and which color they match on the output side, cut the tubes right next to the programmer, and reconnect with the method of your choice.
If yours is in the 1% of problems that are the softening of the nipples inside the connector, you'll have a cheap fix compared to $450 plus labor for new programmer from a dealer.
Click on the pictures for larger versions to see what your process will look like.
1/8 Inch gasoline line slips easily over the little tubes with a little water or coffee on them for lube. Someone else found a small vacuum line-maybe Radio Shack type store might have something... NAPA gave me gas line FREE.
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