Hey All --
I figured I would crawl under the heep today and just check it all out... I noticed something alarming and I would love some input and help with this issue.
I saw some oil coming from what I believe was the top of my front diff. With further inspection I noticed a hose dangling connected to a vent (small white cap) near my radiator. This hose looks like it belongs to the top of the front diff. The problem is there is no nipple between the two. (Hole --->missing nipple<--- hose)
I'm curious if it is a nipple that I am missing and also what size this nipple is? Does anyone know the NPT size thread so I may make my own;? or have a good idea where I can find a replacement part?
i know this is an old post, but i have the exact same problem, only my mechanic when i asked him about the hose, he effin didnt know what it was for and just removed it and threw away, to find out later it was the breather tube :'(
had to order all the way from Jamaica as i couldnt find it here in KSA seems like nobody effin cares about their axles and they wonder why jeeps break a lot here.
No my question is , do i squeeze the lower vent tube ( plastic ) in the axle hole or do i use any kind of sealant to firmly hold it and prevent from falling off?
First thing you should do is toss your "Mechanic" where he tossed your hose, mechanic he is not. Any mechanic would have know what that is, but now he knows for his next victim thanks to your uneeded hose
Hate to bump this, but I'm having trouble connecting the tube to the differential and don't feel it worth a new thread.
My vent tube has the same ending shown in the 2nd image of the 2nd post, while my diff has a plastic nipple that extends out about half an inch. The circumference of the nipple gets bigger as it goes out, and it is to the point that I can't fit the vent tube over the nipple. Am I missing something really obvious here?