03-05-2006, 07:10 PM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/80822/hose_edited.t.jpg"></center><p>Where it goes from braided cloth to black plastic looks suspect. Also found hose on bottom of hydraulic tank is loose and leaking. Should I replace the clamp with a standard hose clamp.
03-06-2006, 08:55 AM
if it's on the driver side (US) of the engine. At least that's what it was on a 5V 4.2. If yours is a different engine or I guessed wrong about where the photo was taken, then it could be something else.
The change between cloth covered and plastic hoses is original. I saw that connection (or another one on the other side of the engine) when replacing the cloth covered hoses which had become brittle.
If yours is a US model car, there should be a small vacuum hose routing diagram stuck to the hood.