smoking vacuum lines

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  1. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    I'm having problems with my wife's Intrepid:shaking: again, but at least this one doesn't seem to be too serious. I am throwing a 441 code. I have heard you can use a machine to pump smoke into the vac system to find leaks. Anyone here do this??
     
  2. 3DCrawler

    3DCrawler Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Granite Falls but yes we can check it out for you. Give me a call if you dont mind the drive. 828-396-7071, Minton's Automotive
     
  3. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    You can use Oxygen too....or either
     
  4. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    I have used a hand held propane torch to find vacume leaks. Idle the engine & allow the gas from the torch to blow (slowly) around the vacume lines. When the engine idle goes up you have the area you leak is in.
     
  5. marvilusone

    marvilusone Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing but with starting fluid. Also cleans your engine off at the same time
     
  6. Hurdt299

    Hurdt299 Well-Known Member

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    This method works great. Just make sure the torch isn't lit. :rolleyes:



    I've seen people burn wiring harnesses up using this method.
     

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