Hey guys, i just found this loose tube that cracked and came off of its original mounting "nipple"(?).. What does this tube do and where does it run to? i just found it tonight as i was opening up the brake booster hose to add some Sea Foam motor treatment to the engine.. I have no idea as to how it came loose, or what it does... but i am assuming that its not good and needs to be replaced quickly..
What do i need to do to fix this? is it harder than just replacing the tube itself? i mean i guess i could just get some tube, snip the old one a little bit, get a fitting that will connect the two together, and plug it back into its original spot.. Or is it more complicated than that?
What could have been caused by this having possibly been unplugged for maybe a month or two?
I think that it might have come unplugged up to two months ago, because i heard a noise from under the hood one day after starting it up that sounded like air sucking in, or shooting out, but i always just thought it was probably the belts starting to squeak a bit, because i could not see anything before.
So what do you guys think? Let me know, and here are the pics:
It is this tube.......
Located below the air filter and carb right here:
Oh, and BTW, this is in a 1989 YJ Wrangler, straight six 4.2L, if that helps..