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Unhappy A mouse ate my 944S2 vacuum line -- Please Help

Help!

A mouse ate through a small solid hose next to the battery in my 1989 944S2. There is a kind of reservoir (black can) next to the battery, and a flexible piece of hose comes from it. Inserted into that hose is a VERY thin piece of plastic tubing that goes past the battery and plugs into a larger flexible hose to the engine.

I have no idea what this hose is for, but the mouse ate the solid and thin piece! Is there anything in this thin hose other than a center hole? I need to replace it. At present the thin, hard piece is chewed off and seems to be sealed, so the engine runs fine. but, there must be a small leak in it somewhere. What is this small plastic tubing called and is there a part number?

What is this vacuum reservoir part of and why is it here?

P.S. I also lost my right low beam headlight. There is no current to the yellow wire at the headlamp. The mouse must have gotten a cable somewhere (the ground is also gone on the right headlight). Any clues where to look? I took off the engine covers and searched around the front of the car, but saw no obvious mouse damage. The ground is easy, but can I run a new yellow wire from the fuse box???

Darn Mouse!










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Old 12-03-2003, 04:31 AM
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i'de say buy yourself a cat !!



I don't need a Jaguar -- I've got 2 Porsches!

But, I do need a vacuum line.
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Where is the battery on your S2 because mine is at the back of the car...

Maybe you could post a pic for reliable diagnosis...
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Where is the battery on your S2 because mine is at the back of the car...

Maybe you could post a pic for reliable diagnosis...
My 89 944S2 has the battery near the passenger side firewall -- next to the engine.
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Maybe you could post a pic for reliable diagnosis...
Yup! It was a mouse alright.

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Finally that criminal is caught!

...............Get some justice Darkskies or maybe just mail him to Midwestshooter and let him do it!
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May be the vacuum reseviour. Does the canister have a domed top and mounts on the firewall? If so the tube eventually ties into the brake booster. On the booster there is a small valve with a plastic tube connected. See if that tube matches.


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Ouch,another guy lost the speedometer hammster...

"Hey there, Hi there, Ho there,
you're as welcome as can be!
Now's the time to say goodbye to all your vacuum lines...
F-U-C-K-I-N M-O-U-S-E!... F-U-C... (See ya real soon!)
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May be the vacuum reseviour. Does the canister have a domed top and mounts on the firewall? If so the tube eventually ties into the brake booster. On the booster there is a small valve with a plastic tube connected. See if that tube matches.


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That would explain why my ABS light has been comming on from time to time.

But--why the short piece of hard platic tubing? Is it to keep the battery acid from destroying the hose??? Whatever, the mouse loved it!

I bought 10 traps today! And a box of mothballs.

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Please keep us informed about the hunting.Wilk has some nuke heads if you need them.
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Plastic is less prone to oil ruining it or collapsing. Where in Iowa are you? I am in WDM.... Sman
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Yup! It was a mouse alright.

I walked straight into that one didn't I...
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Plastic is less prone to oil ruining it or collapsing. Where in Iowa are you? I am in WDM.... Sman
Just outside Iowa City--in the woods.

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I walked straight into that one didn't I...
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