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Old 12-24-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
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I had the same symptoms as you mentioned a couple weeks ago. Pulled my t-stat, pushed on it, etc noticed that it "operated" fine, but I immediately seen the results when I put a new one in.

You should be able to find new vac lines at the auto store. Those plastic ones get pretty brittle when they are cold.
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I figured as much on the vacuum lines. One love tap with the ratchet and it snapped like a twig. The other ones already have cracked rubber ends, which I also taped up. We'll see how the car handles a couple hundred miles before Advance and AutoZone open up again on Saturday.
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Yea, exactly, that'* about what it takes to break one of those things.

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Vacuum lines are easy. Pick up a generic kit and cut to size.
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I had the same symptoms as you mentioned a couple weeks ago. Pulled my t-stat, pushed on it, etc noticed that it "operated" fine, but I immediately seen the results when I put a new one in.
Same here. The temperature went up to 180 and stayed there, even with the heater blasting. Thanks for all of the help, as usual. The howto and the diamond-shaped housing were all I needed.

Over a hundred miles later, the electrical tape seems to be holding the FPR vacuum line just fine, but I'm still going to replace it and a couple rubber boots after the holidays  new thread coming soon, when I'm less tired.
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