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1999 Ford e350. The vacuum reservoir mount rusted and the unit dragged, then fell off. I reconnected the air lines best I could and remounted with wire. If the unit fails or is already failed, will it cause the car to stop working? Ie, can I drive it with a busted vac reservoir?

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    tony L Feb 15, 2014

    Is there a way I can tell if it's malfunctioning? it only fell off and I'm not sure if it broke or if I put it back together correctly.

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You can but it will run bad. Might get check engine light to come on and it wont pass emissions.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014

  • Brad Brown Feb 15, 2014

    The cannister could be pressure orvacuum tested with special diagnostic tools. The easiest way to get a new one would be at a salvage yard. The diagrams for that system are free at autozone dot com and you make a free account and then logon to the account and put in the year, make and model and look at the free repair guides.

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