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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2001, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where are the breather vents on the diffs and trans. I seen a hose with a black cap on my rear diff and if you take the cap off it has a stem with 3 edges on it could this be it? If it's not what the hell is it? The reason I ask is because I use my truck for pulling a boat and a buddy of mine told me I should lenthen the breather vents on the rear diff at least cause water will get in there and f*#@ it up. Could anyone help this breathing situation or am I getting the wrong info. :-)

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It should be a soft black rubber hose on a nipple that is screwed into the axle tube on the driver's side of the diff housing, and the nipple also retains the brake line T-block. There is a hard black hose that is the brake line between the frame and axle, but it has crimped fittings and is screwed into the side of the T-block.

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Thanks again steve83 you the man!!!

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No biggee, man. After you've completely rebuilt your truck, 3 others, and built 2 from scratch, you'll even know which kind of screws the factory used to hold the connectors on the back of the window switch. And you won't be married, either.

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Re: breather vents

If you're just pulling a boat you don't need to extend anything but the rear diff, and I doubt that's even neccessary. Mine had a line that went up to the body and was capped off stock, which should be plenty for putting in a boat. My tires barely get wet when I put in the bass boat, but I guess it varies depending on the trailer length. Of course, since my truck doubles as a dredge boat, all of mine have been run into the engine compartment, which would be a good idea if your truck sees mud holes.

It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.

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