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Barmanvarn 05-22-2013 09:44 PM

Help identify this please?
 
Can't take a pic at the moment.

Noticed a kind of metal fitting sticking out of the top of the rear axle, to the right of the diff.

Not sure how I never noticed it before.

traitor08 05-22-2013 09:49 PM

Vent tube.???

SilverSport 05-22-2013 10:02 PM

If it has a hose attached to it (or should have), it is the vent for the diff.

Barmanvarn 05-22-2013 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by traitor08 (Post 3783886)
Vent tube.???

That's kinda what I was thinking.

Looks like something should be attached to it. Was worried I pulled something loose installing my latest lift.

traitor08 05-22-2013 11:34 PM

I did when I installed my rk lift. I put in a longer tube, routed higher in case of high water.

Barmanvarn 05-22-2013 11:36 PM

I'm not seeing any disconnected hoses. That's the odd thing.

Barmanvarn 05-22-2013 11:43 PM

Ha. Found it hiding behind the axle. Reconnected. All is well.

traitor08 05-23-2013 12:01 AM

All might not be. There is a small filter at the end. If it was disconnected for a while your axle may have some dirt or water in it. I would recommend checking fluid in the axle.

Barmanvarn 05-23-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by traitor08 (Post 3784297)
All might not be. There is a small filter at the end. If it was disconnected for a while your axle may have some dirt or water in it. I would recommend checking fluid in the axle.

Small filter at the end under the wheel well?

traitor08 05-23-2013 12:11 AM

Looks like a white plastic cap. Follow tude to end. Mine didn't go very far, above diff is where mine was.

Barmanvarn 05-23-2013 12:13 AM

Will do. Thanks.

ilikeguns 05-23-2013 06:28 AM

I put in a hose clamp around the breather tubes to keep them in place. Extending them is a good easy fun mod.

Barmanvarn 05-23-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeguns (Post 3784672)
I put in a hose clamp around the breather tubes to keep them in place. Extending them is a good easy fun mod.

Yeah, extending them is on my list. :)

Tweak 05-23-2013 10:21 AM

put a zip tie or cable clamp on it. mine comes off every time I flex even though it has slack. one zip tie on the trail and havent had the problem since.

Barmanvarn 05-23-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3785275)
put a zip tie or cable clamp on it. mine comes off every time I flex even though it has slack. one zip tie on the trail and havent had the problem since.

Good idea. Will do that today.

bcbud 05-23-2013 07:03 PM

Pictures would help a mechanically challenged owner like me.

Barmanvarn 05-23-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcbud (Post 3786825)
Pictures would help a mechanically challenged owner like me.

LOL

search the forum for breather relocation and you'll see info on all 4 breather hoses.

ilikeguns 05-23-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcbud (Post 3786825)
Pictures would help a mechanically challenged owner like me.

so would the search feature :thumb:

kidding aside.. it's an easy mod and not very technical..

a little background about diffs and breathers:
your diffs are filled with gear oil that expands when it gets hot so in order to not build up too much pressure, they are vented so it's an open system. Now if you were to go through a water crossing, those vents could suck in water so they have tubes that extend upward. Some guys like a little extra protection so they splice in some fuel line to route the top of the vent even higher.

Your transfer case and tranny (if you have an auto) also have tubes but they are pretty high up.


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