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Old 08-03-2017, 10:27 AM
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Hello again, I am reaching out to all in hopes I get a better understanding of my 64 T'bird. My question: Does this canister (tomato can) hold air to provide the ports. I started my vehicle the other day and heard, I believe, a leak under the dash. At this point I cannot determine where, however when I hooked up my Mighty Vac to a line from this canister going thru the firewall and into the vehicle, providing air I noticed it's not holding pressure. Could this mean I have a leak somewhere.

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:06 AM
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Was the sound of the leak coming from the steering column area, if so, there is a junction block there where there are about 3 vacuum lines go into, check that to see if all the lines are plugged in, I had one come off and it made a hissing sound under the dash. Good luck
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:27 AM
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Hello again, I am reaching out to all in hopes I get a better understanding of my 64 T'bird. My question: Does this canister (tomato can) hold air to provide the ports. I started my vehicle the other day and heard, I believe, a leak under the dash. At this point I cannot determine where, however when I hooked up my Mighty Vac to a line from this canister going thru the firewall and into the vehicle, providing air I noticed it's not holding pressure. Could this mean I have a leak somewhere.

Thank You, your help and input is always appreciated.

Always learning
There should be on vacuum line coming from the rear of the engine intake going directly to the park / neutral switch that releases the parking brake as soon as you pull out of park when engine is started . The canister / tomato can is strictly for accessories like door locks / rear vent etc.
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As mentioned your car as numerous vacuum lines that control the heater, AC, emergency brake and accessories. After 50+ years they can become brittle and break causing a leak. I recommend replacing as many as you can as any vacuum leak will cause your engine to run poorly.

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Thanks to all. I may have pulled a vacuum line off of something when I was working under the dash. Very annoying when you take things apart then put back together and find something not working. Oh Well, another challenge.
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