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Unread 02-18-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Loose hose (breather tube?) help

So I just walked into my garage and as I walked up behind the jeep, I see a hose dangling. Get up under there and the loose end appears to be plugged with a white cap, but there is also a metal clip on the hose. It just came unclipped from where it belongs. It wasn't like this earlier this morning. Can someone tell me where to re-attach it? It's still attached to the axle.... it's the upper end that is dangling down.



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Unread 02-18-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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i'd make it longer so u dont have to worry about it ever getting water in it...
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If, in fact, it is just a breather tube, I'd love to make it longer. Just seems kinda odd that it's got a plug on the high end. Plus-- between now and when I lengthen it, I still need to hook it back up. Can anyone either tell me, or snap a pic to where it should be clipped?
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Look around on the pumpkin(gear housing) there should be a short tube coming from the side near the top of it.
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No-- it doesn't attach to the pumpkin. In the pic I posted above, it is connected properly, so you can see clearly it doesn't go to the pumpkin.
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it should be snapped somewhere near the wheel well on the frame.. if i remember right..
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YES... its on the pass side rear right above the frame.. mine feels like its just tucked in there...
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Hmmmmmm.... it's just tough. I snapped that picture a few days ago, when the hose was attached properly (at least I assume it was). So what you're seeing here is the hose, properly attached, when viewed from the back passenger corner. It looks to me like the hose goes more towards the center of the jeep, as opposed to the frame near the wheel well.
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Ok-- I posted that last one before your last post, I'll go check there. Thanks!
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one the the plastic bolts or w.e u wanna call them on the inner fender is holding mine in..
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Ahhhh.... thanks so much for your help. I appreciate it. My little Christmas tree plug that was holding it somewhere broke off. Still a metal clip, but I think I found a place for it. I bet it got rattle loose during the lift install.
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yup no problem... hope mine doesnt get popped off after my lift gets installed..
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The little plastic cap that you described on the end of the hose is the standard way that breather tubes are terminated. The hose pointed to in your picture is definitely the breather for the rear axle.

Another poster mentioned extending it. I would second this suggestion as you don't want it to go underwater - you're likely to suck water into the axle housing in that case.

I replaced mine with a longer rubber tube and brought it across to the passenger's side and routed it up into the area behind the tail light. I had to remove the tail light to get access but it made for a relatively clean setup and the breather now terminates at a much higher point than the stock setup.

I also relocated the front breather to terminate on the firewall right at the top. I'd like to relocate the breather for the transmission (auto) and T-case but I can't find the bugger.
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No-- it doesn't attach to the pumpkin. In the pic I posted above, it is connected properly, so you can see clearly it doesn't go to the pumpkin.
My bad I was thinking of the front axle
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