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Can the vacuum hose just be changed it looks like kinda like a spark plug cover

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If it is only a vacuum hose then you can replace it with same size hose.
Spark Plug Cover?

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

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  • jenn Jul 22, 2013

    Its the vacuum hose thats goes right in the fuel pressure regulator that where the fuel is pouring out

  • jenn Jul 22, 2013

    Right on top of the fuel pressure regulator

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    wadingriver Jul 24, 2013

    There is usually two hoses to the FPR. One of the hoses to the FPR is pressurized and one is not. If your car is running normal but is leaking at this hose, it is likely the High pressure hose. you need to get a high pressure hose, regular gas line wont hold up.

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