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Replacing the battery on a 1998 Mercury Mystique I noticed what looks like a vacuum line attached to a 8''x8'' box under the battery platform. The other end of this vacuum line is not connected to anything. Should it be?

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That is a breathing vent tube like a rain gutter down spout. nothing to worry about

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    Replacing the battery on a 1998 Mercury Mystique I noticed what looks like a vacuum line attached to a 8''x8'' box under the battery platform. The other end of this vacuum line is not connected to anything. Should it be? \r\nI connected this tube to a 1 inch vent tube on the side of the new RayOVac battery - the previous battery didn't have a vent tube.
    Should I have done this?

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