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Old 03 Jun 2015, 09:05 am
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Default Vacuum Leaks!

I recently purchased a 2005 Pt Cruiser GT 5-Speed. I've noticed that I had a few vacuum leaks and have been trying to get them resolved without much luck.

Here's the first one. The elbow boot going into the air intake for the throttle body/intercooler is completely destroyed.
Here's where it is located.

I cannot find a replacement boot at any parts store or the dodge dealership. The mechanic at the Dodge dealership had a piece that kind of fit, but it's not long enough and is barely hanging on with a zip tie around it. Does anyone have a place where I can get one? Or have an extra? I'd be happy to pay someone for it.

We also found another leak here. (the one with the zip tie on it)
Does anyone know what this line is called and where I could get a replacement? It's leaking from both ends.

I've got a few other questions about my PT GT, but I'll save those until after I get this resolved.
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Old 03 Jun 2015, 07:26 pm
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Default Re: Vacuum Leaks!

I'd just recommend taking the torn rubber elbow off the plastic line and patch in a small piece of hose to the cold side pipe nipple. The second problem place you have is the pcv hose. I've got an extra hose if that's what you need replaced, or you can make your own out of appropriate vacuum hose.
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Old 03 Jun 2015, 10:34 pm
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Default Re: Vacuum Leaks!

Then try liquid electrical tape to seal it. It's awesome. I've used it to seal a couple leaks.
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Old 11 Jun 2015, 08:48 am
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Default Re: Vacuum Leaks!

I replaced the PCV hose with some standard 3/8 vacuum line from my local NAPA. I also found a boot that fit the piece that was torn at O'Reilly's. It's not an elbow, but it fits both ends and it isn't making physical contact with the engine.

I'm still getting some boost stutter when I go full throttle, so I'm assuming another vacuum leak. I'm replacing the plug wires and ignition coil this weekend so I'll hunt them down then. I think the vacuum leak is on the PCV hose on the other side of the engine going into the airbox. I'll take it off this weekend and check.
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