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found a loose vent tube

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by Xeek, June 19, 2011.

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  1. Xeek

    Xeek Elite Explorer

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    i pulled my carpet to clean it today. so i decided to pull up the tranny access panel to see if i could find any lost bolts to the bolt gremlin.
    i noticed a tube attached to a bracket right under the panel with what looks like a trim panel push pin capping it off. and i jiggled the line and it was loose.i looked in the general area where it leads to and saw a nipple for a hose right there. no idea if its the tranny or the transfer case, its 3" back from the panel opening on the drivers side.
    i plugged in into the nipple and left the cap on. is that correct? or what needs to be done?

    i can take a pic if needed to further help describe it


    edit: pic for anyone that needs to know the same thing:
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    Last edited: June 20, 2011
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  3. Xeek

    Xeek Elite Explorer

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    ok the haynes book shows it as the transfer case vent tube. but im not 100% sure its hooked to the right nipple or not. and no idea why they put a cap on it.

    ill take a pic when i get home later
     
  4. Turdle

    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The cap is a filter to prevent dust from being sucked in. You did good. Go eat lunch now.
     
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    already had lunch :p

    yay! lol. makes sense, but it just looks so out of place. looks just like a trim push pin with the spines to hold it in
     
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    That is how mine is, the one for the transfer case. The ones on the differentials are different, however.
     






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