Hi Everyone! I'm new here and I know nothing about fixing cars. I'll give you all the details and HOPEFULLY someone out there can help me. My 1998 Ford Explorer - V8 - AWD - Eddie Bauer.... Needs new FUEL VAPOR HOSES. Here's the problem: The hoses are discontinued by Ford. Based on my VIN, the two hoses that come up have the same part number: F67Z-9G271-DA These hoses connect to the Vapor Management Valve (Part# F67Z-9C915-CA) Found the hoses, bought them, gave them to the dealer/service to install. One hose has the right sized connector, the other does not. It turns out the second hose USED to have part number: F67Z-9G271-CA. The -CA number has a larger connector than the -DA number. When Ford discontinued the parts, they MERGED the 2 part numbers together to simply the -DA number. I can find PLENTY of -DA hoses... but NO ONE ON PLANET EARTH has or recognizes the -CA number. My SUV was originally from California (I'm now in Texas). I've tried contacting salvage parts (due to cash for clunkers) dealers, vintage parts dealers, every dealer that Ford Motor Company gave me (they're sorry for my trouble), and every other place I can find on the internet. My otherwise mint Explorer that I just spent $3k for other repairs on is now nothing more than a $3000 paperweight. I can't drive it for fear that the leaking fuel vapors into my engine compartment will ignite when the engine gets hot. If ANYONE out there can help me find this part I would be forever grateful. My SUV has been in the dealer's service area for over 2 weeks until I finally gave up and had it towed home. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!