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post #1 of 7 Old 08-06-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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I broke a couple of vacuum lines.

So uh, I don't know what they do, where they go or why they're so brittle, but they went all PSSSSSHT when I broke them.

They run alongside the passenger fender, near the battery. I was fishing around for a dropped socket when I snapped them.

I did a quick fix with heat shrink tubing, although I don't know if it'll hold.

I have no idea what they're to or where they go. One end disappears into a hole in the front near the headlight, the other end disappears into a hole in the firewall.

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Those run to the vacuum ball located behind the front bumper on the passenger side. I usually relocate the ball to under the coolant bottle, eliminating the hose mess by the battery. Standard vacuum line available at parts stores will work fine.
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Ok cool. My slapdash fix seems to have worked.

Why is there a vacuum reservoir near the headlights? Who thought that'd be a good idea?
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Ok cool. My slapdash fix seems to have worked.

Why is there a vacuum reservoir near the headlights? Who thought that'd be a good idea?
Some frickin' engineer.
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Probably the same one who thought it'd be a good idea to have the oil filter upside down so when you remove it it dumps out all over everything.

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Probably the same one who thought it'd be a good idea to have the oil filter upside down so when you remove it it dumps out all over everything.
Yep. And you know where it dumps oil? On the vacuum lines for the front axle!! Along with the battery cables.....
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Oh and right on the starter.

I got stranded in Vegas once about three months after an oil change and had to swap a starter out on blistering blacktop in front of a Sport Chalet.

What the hell was Chrysler thinking when they designed the Cherokee?
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