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hydroxy

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Ok guys, I finially found someone with a 95 explorer that let me take some pictures...

If you dont already know - I got into an accident and I need to find out what part this is. It was destroyed in the accident and I need to know if it is crucially needed part inorder to get this beast temporarily drivable so I can get it into a garage. ANY information you have about this, PLEASE let me know.

It is located right below the air filter and has two lines going into it.

Thanks.

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Mbrooks420

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Isn't that part of the brake booster system? I may be totally incorrect but I think that has to do with vaccum, and the power brakes. I'll see if I can dig something up for ya. :)
 






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According to the repair cd that isn't the same shape as the brake booster in the illustration. I can't find any info on it :confused:
 






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Where do the lines lead to?

This is the entire vacuum system on a '95:

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I can tell you that it is a vacuum reservoir for the vent controls. It has a one way valve in it so make sure that you hook it up the right way around. When I got my x it was the wrong way and the vents would not change from screen to floor/face etc.
 






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Howard is correct. I had a hole worn in mine (long story) and the dash vents wouldnt work- air would only come out of the floor vents. Fixed it with some fiberglass, and they started working again.
 






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any idea on the cost of this? Seems like it would be $10 at a parts place, $200 at a dealer... =)

This is a great relief that it is nothing important (relatively speaking). Thank you SO much. Because of my situation - I think I'm going to have to try and bend the radiator support back out, put a new hose on it, fill it up, pound the hood down and sawzall the fender off... then drive it 270 miles back home =).

This of course, assuming nothing else crucial was damaged and I do end up buying it back...

Edit: I was looking at the diagram and it shows it being connected to the brake booster. Is that correct? ifso - what does that mean if I operate it with this piece not there/working?
 






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..it means you will have a vacum leak if you don't cap off the lines or replace the resivour, and it may run a bit rough , especially at an idle....Ashley
 






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And you have lack of power brakes. Hey, if you alignment is out, I'll sell you a set of BFG All Terrains that are balb in the inside :rolleyes:

Tell me you aren't driving it back home! ;) Take out the rear driveshaft and get a car dolley, rent a truck and tow her home!
 






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IAmTodd said:
And you have lack of power brakes. Hey, if you alignment is out, I'll sell you a set of BFG All Terrains that are balb in the inside :rolleyes:

Tell me you aren't driving it back home! ;) Take out the rear driveshaft and get a car dolley, rent a truck and tow her home!


I hope my alignment isn't off - because that would mean it messed w/ the suspension. I have my stock wheels I can swap out if need be.

I have someone who can tow it - the whole idea of driving it back home is a last resort if he is unable to pick it up by the time I have to get it out of the lot.

However I DO need to be able to drive it a couple hundred yards so that I can drive it on the trailer, drive it off, and drive it into the garage I'll be renting.
 






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I would bet your alignment is off. A really nasty pothole will throw the front out of line. I'd tow it to a collision shop and have the frame checked before writing a check, like JamesT Suggested.
 






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As mentioned above, it is a reservoir for the climate system. You can most likely just attached the lines to each other, and run without the reservoir. Don't leave the lines open.
 






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The part costs $16 at Ford Parts Network, and it is a vacuum reservoir that controls your A/C vents. If you eliminate it and connect the lines to each other, whenever your foot is on the gas the a/c will switch to the defrost vents.
 






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Thanks for the info. Is this part hard to replace? The lines/places it connected to it didn't look damaged. Just simply plugging the lines into the new one?

Also, I just need to get this beast able to drive a distance of ~50ft a total of 3-4 times before it will be in a garage where it wont need to move till I can start fixing it (if I buy it back). Sooooo I'll likely just tape off the ends of the lines for now.
 






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Easy as pie. Just plug them in.
 






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Do you really think there is any chance you aren't buying it back? You say the "if I buy it back" like you are talking to your mother or your gf. It sounds to me as if it's a done deal, and you are just trying to ease into it. :)
 






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Mbrooks420 said:
Do you really think there is any chance you aren't buying it back? You say the "if I buy it back" like you are talking to your mother or your gf. It sounds to me as if it's a done deal, and you are just trying to ease into it. :)


It all depends what kinda of prices I get from retailers and such. If my explorer was closer then 300 miles away from me - I could have made the decision already. However I still havn't gone back to closely examine the damage. It also doesn't help that I'm going through exams and such right now - so I have 0 free time to try and price stuff out.

I'm doing a Co-op next semester instead of going to classes, which means I'll bring in some $$... so I'm thinking I'll just use insurence money and Co-op money to buy a 97-98 V8 in late 2005.

I still dont want to give up my baby though... but it's 130k on the v6 95 tranny. The car has been keyed, it's going to need a paint job.... But all that being said - I would love to buy it back and fix it. It just all depends on the $$ factor.
 






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My 2 cents? Buy a V8. But if you are gonna fix it up, I still have that New-in-box airbag for the drivers side.....
 






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He is scrapping it BTW:
 



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