thanks axe man
i bought my 1999 kia sportage 2 months ago and took it out on a 4x4 day within the first 10 mins i was stuck deep in mud and getting towed out i didnt have a clue why until i found this web site. front hubs didnt lock in because the vac hoses split. i replaced them with fuel injection hoses ( alot thicker )....

my problem exactly - great info in this thread. would anyone know where i might be able to get details on how to replace these hoses?

thanks in advance!