A mouse or rat took to munching on the rubber of this part in the diesel supply line of my Dacia Sandero from 2010 (see images). I do not know:
a) what this part is called in English, and
b) how to best remove it to be able to replace it.
The tubes going to - and coming from this part are not made from rubber. It looks like it is a rather inflexible, hard kind of plastic tubing. I’m not sure whether to pull just a little bit harder or if there is another way to replace this part. (Maybe only the rubber part should be replaced? Is that the way to do it?)
I’d appreciate your advice, as I think this will solve the problems I have been experiencing, today.
Which are: This morning, the car had difficulty starting (which it normally never has). Then while driving and going up a small hill, I felt a little “shock” as if the car held back for a short moment, because of lack of diesel(?). The same thing happened in the afternoon. However, this time, less than a minute after the “holding back”-moment, the engine suddenly shut down altogether. (Luckily, I was going down hill and I could easily ease the car into a spacious parking space, when that happened). When I tried to restart it, it would not take. (No problem with the battery, lights keep on working, etc…).
I would think the cause is the damaged part that is shown in the picture, and replacing it should solve the problem.
I’d welcome your advice. Thanks.