Hi everyone. First - love this site. Have had more help found here on my Jeep than anyplace on the nets. Maybe it is something everybody knows, but I do not know what this is - sort of sits over the front axle on the left side. There are black tubes coming from the firewall (? ... it is very dark out and no street lights and it is raining and I can't see all the way) and the black hard tubes have gotten broken (dry rot?). Anyway, followed it past the battery down to the front of the Jeep, and they feed into this thing, and where the two inlets are, there's a black cap that holds them in place. I took the black cap off for the picture.
And perhaps unrelated, at Christmas, my battery died. Would not hold a charge. It was old, so I got a new one, which was fine for a few days, but now it drains out in about a day and a half, completely dead, no lights, even the under-the-hood light is gone. Will start with a jump start. I took it back to the store, they tested it and my engine, everything came back as good. They told me I might have a short somewhere and to use my multimeter to figure it out. Anybody have any ideas? It never did it with the old battery, which it used for the last 2 years, until it died.
But mostly, I'm concerned about whatever this is, the hard black hose has cracked in a number of places and completely crumbled in others. I have been looking online for hours at diagrams to try to figure out what I need to ask for so I can replace it, but I have no idea. And now I'm tired and headachey, so my stubborn hiney needs to ask for some help.
So ... halp!
1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ 6 cylinder