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anybody have any insight as to what I'm looking at here? (specifically the hard aluminum looking bend)

thought I had a vacuum leak.. turns out I was correct. Forgot to plug a hose back in.. BUT the car still doesn't sound quite right.
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anybody have any insight as to what I'm looking at here? (specifically the hard aluminum looking bend)

thought I had a vacuum leak.. turns out I was correct. Forgot to plug a hose back in.. BUT the car still doesn't sound quite right.
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It would help if we saw a full photo of engine and then a zoom in with correct front/back orientation. And if we knew what engine this is (vulcan vs. duratec)
 

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That elbow is actually plastic and is at the leading end of one of the heater hoses. On the end is a quick connect fitting for the metal tube that it connects to that leads to a rubber hose that in turn leads to the water pump housing. That elbow & fitting can be brittle after this many years, so be cautious when handling it.
 

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That elbow is actually plastic and is at the leading end of one of the heater hoses. On the end is a quick connect fitting for the metal tube that it connects to that leads to a rubber hose that in turn leads to the water pump housing. That elbow & fitting can be brittle after this many years, so be cautious when handling it.
Are we talking about the same part?
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Now that you've circled the part, no. Thought you were referring to the elbow above it. I have a '04 Sable with the same engine and just took a look. Nothing like that on mine. Only thing remotely close to that is a wire harness that has a flexible aluminum heat shield wrap around it that passes further down next to the tranny dipstick tube and disappears between the engine and tranny. Not sure what that harness feeds.
 

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Now that you've circled the part, no. Thought you were referring to the elbow above it. I have a '04 Sable with the same engine and just took a look. Nothing like that on mine. I've pulled engine parts from both years (Taurus & Sable) and they always looked the same. Only thing in that general area that has a metal-like appearance is an aluminum heat shielding wrap around a wiring harness that leads to a connector clipped to the top of the tranny...but, on mine there is no bend in it. The connector may lead to a rear O2 sensor...but, not sure.
Thanks for clarifying!
 
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