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    That's the line, but you want the other end if it, where it goes into the hollow bolt that basscatt described.

    What is that blue connector going to?

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    That's the line, but you want the other end if it, where it goes into the hollow bolt that basscatt described.

    What is that blue connector going to?
    Awesome. So I'm not sure what a hollow bolt is, I think that might be where the confusion is comign from. So I have to try to follow it through the engine?

    Also, the guy at the muffler shop who did the catalytic converter change, said that blue connector was used for a speaker system, an amp connector.

    Edit: Did you mean the blue arrow end?
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    Curious, but how old is the battery?

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    No, the hollow bolt is on the complete opposite end of the engine. Do a search here or on Google for Northstar purge line, you should be able to find a diagram.

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    the hollow bolt you are searching for is on the other side of the motor -

    go look on the drivers side -

    find a small drive belt - that is the water pump drive belt -

    locate the big radiator hose - going from the radiator to the motor -

    close to where the big radiator attaches to the motor -
    is where you will find the PURGE LINE -
    and at the end of the PURGE LINE is the hollow bolt -
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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    @vincentM I'm not too sure, it doesn't physically look old, but I am not really positive to its age. The salesman didn't really talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkeating09 View Post
    @vincentM I'm not too sure, it doesn't physically look old, but I am not really positive to its age. The salesman didn't really talk about it.
    It being a 95, and bought used. My sayng is, when in doubt yank it out. And replace it or at the least have it tested, any autoparts store can do so for free

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    It being a 95, and bought used. My sayng is, when in doubt yank it out. And replace it or at the least have it tested, any autoparts store can do so for free
    Thank you, that's a good call. Would I be able to carry it? I'm very weary about driving it anywhere, I don't want overheating issue to progress into not being able to save this car.

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    So I am confused when looking into this engine. I am trying to find the water pump deal that basscat was talking about, but I don't think I can find it for the life of me. Nor can I really find a northstar engine diagram

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    Here is the purge line at the surge tank.

    The U shaped hose is the other end connected to the hollow bolt at the crossover manifold.
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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Here is the purge line at the surge tank.

    The U shaped hose is the other end connected to the hollow bolt at the crossover manifold.
    Thank you very much. That is incredibly helpful. I need to be certain before I go messing something up, haha. Red, Blue or Green?

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    Red Arrow

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    Quote Originally Posted by rkeating09 View Post
    Thank you very much. That is incredibly helpful. I need to be certain before I go messing something up, haha. Red, Blue or Green?

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    remove the clamp at the RED arrow -
    carefully twist the hose to get loose - and pull it off -
    what the hose is clamped to is the hollow bolt -

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    Remember the 95 purge line is not exactly like pic. The hose from hollow bolt goes to the throttle body. Than to the surge tank

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    Re: New to Cars in General, have a 95 Eldorado, plethora of problems, help?! D:

    If the purge line doesn't flow coolant, that is most likely where you'll find the clog and it will be clogged with cooling system supplement aka sealant tab residue. DO NOT use it when changing your coolant.

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    Maybe.jpeg

    I have a good feeling about this being the one. Am I right or wrong?

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