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Vacuum Reservoir confusion...

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Only1Mia, June 5, 2018.

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  1. Only1Mia

    Only1Mia New Member

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    Hi everyone...
    I have a 97 Explorer 4.0 V6 SOHC... when I bought it there was a thing that looked like the float in a toilet tank... it was just kinda hanging around in the way and I did not know what it was or where it belonged...I searched around the forum and I think it was a vacuum reservoir... I have a vacuum leak now and my guess is its because I seem to have lost the float looking thing and I have two lines with nowhere to call home... I have looked everywhere and that does not seem to be a part for my Explorer so if anyone has a part number or knows what should be attached to those lines I would really appreciate some intel... thank you in advance...
     
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  3. swshawaii

    swshawaii Elite Explorer

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    When I bought it it was just laying on top by the intake... I kept moving it around trying to figure out where it belonged and somewhere along the line I lost it...
     
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    It looks like this... I have not been able to find one for my Ex, they seem to be for 5.0l and newer Ford's...

    IMG_0761.jpg
     
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    Dorman 47076 is about $15.00, might need a couple vacuum line connectors.

    Reservoir should have vacuum check valve built into it, or you can add one to the inlet.
     
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    The vacuum ball is the same to all Gen II Explorers and Mountaineers. Engine doesn't matter.

    I remember the first time I saw a vacuum reservoir was on my dad's new '65 T-Bird. It looked like (and probably was) a large grapefruit juice can painted black. It was used for the power door locks, rear window vent and maybe some HVAC controls. Any vehicle that uses vacuum motors has a vacuum reservoir and a check valve. On Explorer's the vac ball is bolted to the passenger side plastic inner fender right in front of the tire. You have to drop the plastic inner fender to see the ball.
     
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    The Dorman 47076 is not a fit for my truck... can I use it anyway??? Does it really matter...
     
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    So I got the Dorman 47076, had to get new line to make it reach where it was supposed to be and it seems to be running just fine... thanks to all for your help... I love this place...
     
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    A ball is a ball. As long as you can bolt it down and connect the 2 lines to it it'll be fine.
     
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    Words to live by...
     
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