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bt-dub 03-24-2012 06:40 PM

can someone tell me what this is for?
 
It was hanging out of the drivers side behind the rear wheel and is connected to the drivers side rear axel
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...b/101_1452.jpg
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...b/101_1449.jpg
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...b/101_1449.jpg
Its some sort of hose with a plastic connection at the end

jp2611 03-24-2012 06:42 PM

won't swear to it but vent tube for rear axle?

95YamJam 03-24-2012 07:22 PM

Yup. Vent tube. It's supposed to terminate up behing the gas filler.

DirtyRob 03-24-2012 09:55 PM

axle vent............. X3

Nubby55 03-24-2012 10:32 PM

Tie it up high so it don't get water in your dif. but leave slack for axle to go up and down.

Xpress 03-24-2012 10:32 PM

x4. If it's not up high enough it'll let water in and then you'll turn your axle grease into gravy. You an always buy more tubing and extend them all the way up into the cab :cool:

bt-dub 03-25-2012 12:59 PM

So is this just a vent? Is there any other purpose for it?

DirtyRob 03-25-2012 04:25 PM

nope no otther purpose than to allow for expansion when heat builds up in the axle, and to let water in if not put in a good place

0III0forlife 03-25-2012 08:24 PM

Lay down on the ground behind the drivers rear tire and look up to where your gas filler hose comes from the gas cap, there should be a clip there that the vent hose clips into. the plastic piece on the end of the hose should be facing up when you clip it in, if the clip is gone or broken, then use a zip tie and attach the breather hose to you gas filler hose as high up as it will go. the slack in the hose(for suspension travel)should be between the top of the rearend(your second pic) and where the hose connects to the cross member above the axle.


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