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Vacuum Pump Issue?
Sorry, first and foremost, but I am mechanically un-inclined... That being said, i have a vacuum pump issue that I need help with. I think it's part of the AC system but I'm not sure. It is located on the passengers side of the engine bay towards the back and against the fender. It has a few hoses coming off of it and some open holes that I wonder if there is a missing hose or plug? The pump kicks on at random and vibrates like hell. If I put my finger over one of the holes it quits... Went to Advance Auto for help and they were not what I was hoping for. Handed me a repair manual and said "take your time"...
Any ideas what it could be? I looked the manual over and have found little help on the internet. Someone suggested the Forums and told me that this is where all the knowledge is. I'll shoot a pic tomorrow when I get back to the house.
Is it possible that the hoses are fine and the pump is just old and needing replaced? I just found it weird to be able to plug a hole and make it stop but then I wondered what damage it could cause if the hole wasn't meant to be plugged.
Like I said, I'm a mechanical moron and need yall to bear with me. It's a 2001 7.3 Auto 4x4