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posted 04-22-2001 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THUMPING COUGAR   Click Here to Email THUMPING COUGAR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i was looking under the hood of another 69 cougar and discovered that there was a hose coming from the engine that joined 2 other hoses in a three way joiner, my 69 cougar has only the the 2 pipes that are connected to each other that are both connected to the vacuum under the headlight doors and the pipe coming from the canister which is not connected to any thing and the single pipe comming from the firewall that i thought was supposed to connect just to the pipe coming from canister, there has to be another hose coming from engine that will join these
2 hoses by a three way joiner, i cannot find this hose, and i cannot figure where this hose could be coming from.
If anyone can tell me what part of the engine this hose comes from please tell me , i cannot find any port where the hose could connest to on the engine. please help

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posted 04-22-2001 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70CougarKid   Click Here to Email 70CougarKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me see if I can get this correct.

There should be 3 vacuum hoses coming through the engine compartment to the fire wall.

2 of them are connected together, side by side, with colored stripes on them (white and green). This set goes to the headlight cover canister/motor and through the firewall to the headlight switch.

3rd one goes from the reservoir canister under the fender to the "tee" near the fire wall.

At the "tee", 1 hose goes through the firewall to collect "clean" air for the system. The other hose goes to one of the branches on the vacuum "tree" on the firewall to provide vacum to the headlight system.

Hopefully, this will make sense to you and allow you to get those COOL headlight covers working again.

Michael & Carla Findlay
John and Ryan, too!
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