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Fuel pressure regulator had no vacuum line connected

I am changing the fuel pressure regulator on a 1997 Suburban 5.7L engine. After pulling off the upper intake manifold to expose the fuel pressure regulator, I found no vacuum line attached. Where does this vacuum line come from that attaches the the fuel pressure regulator?

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Another engineers wet dream. think of it this way . what is normally in the intake when the engine is running.. answer vacume, hence the regulator gets its vacume without a hose connected to it as its already in a full time vacume chamber.no hose required . ps be carefull to seat the regulator and o rings securely into the housing befor you reattach the secureing metal clip.
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  2. Remove the air cleaner outlet resonator.
  3. Disconnect the engine wiring harness from the retaining clips at the front of the engine.
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  3. Lubricate the fuel pressure regulator O-ring with clean engine oil.
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  8. Connect the fuel pressure regulator vacuum line.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Three styles of fuel pressure regulators and fuel rails will be used in this model year. Each regulator has a different "footprint" that consequently changes the size of the receiving port in the fuel rail. The regulator retaining clips are specific to each rail-regulator design and cannot be interchanged.
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  3. The angle vacuum port retainer (4) has no tabs. chevy_aval15_02-04_fuelrail.gif

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Fig. Exploded view of the fuel pressure regulator mounting-3.1L and 3.4L (VIN E) engines
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Other size engine can find in autozone.com (free register).

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