I broke a couple of vacuum lines. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > MJ Comanche Technical Forum > I broke a couple of vacuum lines.

ECGS Black Friday Sale!!6th Annual, Beat Your Wife to the Credit Card Sale!50 in light bar /A pillar mount less than 500 at JeepHut.c

Reply
Unread 08-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
Tome
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nevada
Posts: 38
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.

See attached:



inb4 "what year is it" with 88.
inb4 OP can't inb4

Tome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 10,263
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.
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
Tome
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nevada
Posts: 38
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?
Tome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 10,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tome View Post
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.
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
97_4popper
Registered User
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Guston, KY
Posts: 463
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.
__________________
90 MJ 4.0 4X4 5sp LB Pioneer Big Ton.
Truck contains parts from 3 MJs, 2 XJs, 1 TJ and a dishwasher.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...IMG_0101-2.jpg
Check out comancheclub.com...
My build thread: http://comancheclub.com/forums/viewt...hp?f=7&t=27756
Wifes: 97 TJ 2.5 4X4 5sp 31's stock. . . Slow but; reliable.
97_4popper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #6
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 10,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by 97_4popper View Post
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.....
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
Tome
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nevada
Posts: 38
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?
Tome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.