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Hello friends, will you kindly help me. I own a 1996 saab 9000 aero. Today when I was driving I heard something fall off the car and then I smelt rubber burning the rest of the way home. When I got home I traced the odor to the passenger side rear wheel well and found a hose hanging down that had been rubbing against the tire. The other half must have been the noise I heard when it fell off. The hose is marked "fuel line hose". I did not see any fuel leakage along my trail however or after I parked.

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How could this hose have been rubbing against the tire? I do not even see any place it might have been leading into.

Is this a serious problem? Can I drive the car still?

Any idea what this could cost to repair?

Any help will be greatly appreciated as all of the garages around here are closed and I desperately need advice.

Thanks a million.
 

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I think that is part of that fuel stop valve that activates in the event of a roll over . That hose that extends from the right side of the grommet should do a loop and return back into the fuel filler pipe . I think that hose on one of my earlier 9000 cars snapped at some point and I reattached it with a metal pipe . It probably is quite a common problem being such a tight bend and exposed to what ever the tyre throws at it.
 

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I recall the fuel vapour recovery cannister may be up in there also. It will have fuel line grade hoses connecting the fuel tank, intake and vapour recovery cannister. If one of those lines drops off fuel vapors will be escaping from the fuel tank to the atmosphere at that location which may not be such a good idea.
 

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I think that is part of that fuel stop valve that activates in the event of a roll over . That hose that extends from the right side of the grommet should do a loop and return back into the fuel filler pipe . I think that hose on one of my earlier 9000 cars snapped at some point and I reattached it with a metal pipe . It probably is quite a common problem being such a tight bend and exposed to what ever the tyre throws at it.
Thanks for your help. That seems logical but I had no choice to bring it to the closest mechanic this morning. They told me it will be probably 200-300 dollars to fix. Apparently the gas tank was also missing one of the brackets holding it up in addition so that will be included in the price. They said the hose goes into the gas tank or something, I really do not know, they are not Saab specialists but I believe them to be good general mechanics.
 

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Yes it does. This is part of the vapour recovery system designed to reduce hydrocarbon pollution from fuel tank breathing. It is good to get this fixed.
 
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