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Old 08-28-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Dragging rubber hose !!

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I just got my 98 TJ 2.5l about four months ago and dont know jack about hoses. I was driving around in about a foot of mud and got out to look at my new paint job. When I looked at the front axle close to where the drive shaft connects there was a rubber hose sticking out of it just dragging on ground. on the end of the hose there is a white plastic piece that looks like it should be connected to something. after that happened my clutch started making some funky noises like it had sand inside of it. Since then i just took a plastic zip tie and connected it to a higher place in my engine away from the block and washed the undercarrage. Anybody have any idea what that hose is for or where it goes? And could that be a cause of noise in my clutch or is that just a convenient mishap

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Just sounds like a vent hose to me...

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Any Idea where it "should" be connected? haha. its annoying me... i kind of wanna just rip it off
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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Any Idea where it "should" be connected? haha. its annoying me... i kind of wanna just rip it off
If it's a vent hose (take a pic) then it just zip ties up some where high and out of the way.
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dont cut it off. it goes up by the radaitor on the driver side by the coolant resivoir. you can mount it any where you like just keep it high and dry. you take it off and go through mud you can kiss your bearings good by on your front diff.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:37 PM   #6
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ok cool. thanks a ton for the replies
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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dont cut it off. it goes up by the radaitor on the driver side by the coolant resivoir. you can mount it any where you like just keep it high and dry. you take it off and go through mud you can kiss your bearings good by on your front diff.
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You need to fix this and make sure the check valve is on the end of the hose. When hot differentials meet cold water the sudden cooling will suck moisture and gunk right in to the diff.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:46 PM   #8
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I think I lucked out on getting anything sucked in there. Is there a quick easy way to see if I got any water or mud in there? Or do I need to put it on some stands in the garage and get my techy buddies to show me how to pull it apart?
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You would have to pull the diff cover and drain it. No need for jacks though.

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