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If there's any mystery that's pretty hard to solve when dealing with cars, it would have to be a vacuum leak. Vacuum is important because it operates not only the engine, but the fuel and brake systems as well.Leaks often occur on an air intake hose. The hose acts as the bridge between the air filter box and the intake manifold. The symptoms of a worn-out hose can mimic those of a fuel or ignition problem, thus misleading car owners and mechanics into repairing or replacing otherwise fully-functioning parts.Such a leak is hard to detect - almost to the point of being impossible. One way is to make sure you're dealing with a leaking air intake hose is to use an aerosol carburetor cleaner. Spray cleaner at the hose that you suspect is leaking and then look out for sudden changes in the direction of the mist.That would indicate a vacuum leak. If you do find one, replacing the hose should be your next step. Hoses of all shapes and sizes are available here at Carparts.


• Perfectly fits most air intake systems

• Made from durable materials, for long-lasting functions

• Ensures that air drawn into the engine bay reaches the intake manifold

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  • Putting the New Air Intake Hose in Place 11 January 2013

    The air intake hose is a critical part of a well-functioning engine because it bridges the air filter and the intake manifold. It plays an essential role in the engine performance and fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, leaks happen most of the time in the air intake, creating problems with the vacuum, which is necessary for the engine to work properly. That's why it is necessary to observe maintenance procedure every once in a while. But when all else fails, here is a simple guide on how to install a new one. The whole process takes only 15-20 minutes.

    Required skill level: Novice

    Tools and things you'll need:

    1. New air intake hose
    2. Flathead screwdriver
    3. Phillips screwdriver

    Preparing for the task

    Make sure the engine has cooled off for at least 30 minutes before you get to work. When ready, detach the negative battery cable from the terminal. After this, disconnect the electrical connections attached to the old air intake hose, if there are any. Then, unclamp the air filter cover so you will have enough room to work on it. Loosen the hose clamps on both of its ends and gently pull it out. Set aside that old or damaged air intake hose to be thrown away afterwards.

    Installing the new air intake hose

    Take the new hose and place it where you just removed the old one. Attach it and then clamp it up securely, guaranteeing no leaks. Remember that vacuum is necessary for the engine to function effectively and efficiently. Next, be careful to reconnect all the electrical modules you removed earlier. After this, make sure that the air filter is properly in its place before you clamp up the air filter cover.

    Finishing up

    Before closing the hood, reconnect the negative battery cable to its proper terminal. Once done, close down the hood and take your vehicle out for a spin to test the new air intake hose.

    Another useful tip

    Before purchasing a new aftermarket air intake hose, make sure that what you are getting is compatible with your vehicle. This is because sizes differ from vehicle to vehicle.