im told my car has a vacum leak how do i find it ??
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1997 Volvo 850
Question: vacum leaks
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 16, 2010, 08:46Master
There are a couple places on this model where vacuum leaks occur, first is behind the power steering pump there is a vacuum hose that is attached to the manifold, this hose deteriorates and leaks. The other is the intake manifold gasket itself.
One way to locate a vacuum leak is to listen for a hissing sound while the engine is running. The other is to get a squirt bottle and spray water around the intake system. Use a stream of water and don't spray anything with wires, when you hit the vacuum leak, the engine will stumble a bit, which indicates you found the leak.