Urgent question... hose stickin outta rear axle??? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-02-2009
TaggyTagz's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Posts: 184
Urgent question... hose stickin outta rear axle???

hey, hopin for a quick answer cause i have a long drive tomorrow and wanna make sure im ok...

so, midway between rear left wheel and the transfer case i noticed a small rubber hose bout a foot long on rear axle just goin up under the bed and it wasnt connected to anything... what is it, is it supposed to be like that.?? (something to bleed air, pressure etc... or did it pop out of something when ford had it on the lift to mount new rims... thanks all
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-02-2009
FullThrottle02's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: McHenry,IL
Posts: 586
It is the differential vent hose. It doesn't connect to anything. It should have a little cap on the end. No need to worry.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-02-2009
chainfire's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mission B.C.
Posts: 3,126
EDIT ^^ Dman you, beat me to it lol


You got it, its a diff breather so when the fluid gets hot it expands so it doesn't puke out the seals
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-02-2009
cchsbuzz19's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,417
so should this be connected to the axle cause I connected mine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-02-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by FullThrottle02 View Post
It is the differential vent hose. It doesn't connect to anything. It should have a little cap on the end. No need to worry.
I dont think I've ever noticed a rear one with a cap before, of course, I've never really paid that close of attention to it...mine never had one and still doesn't.

Not a cap aka a plug, but a 'floating' cap that allows full breathability. I've got those on my front axle and my tcase.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-02-2009
TaggyTagz's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Posts: 184
mine is just a hose no cap, just runs up into the suspension or some brake lines orsomething to stay up... i feel like it should be clipped to the frame or something though... oh well... maybe ill just zip tie it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-02-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
should be a frame clip. or its cliped to the ABS sensor and brake line 'cluster' of wires/hoses.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-02-2009
cchsbuzz19's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,417
Name:  DSCN0843.jpg
Views: 426
Size:  133.5 KB
This is what you guys are talking about right because there shouldn't be a cap it should connect to that piece off the axle.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-02-2009
chainfire's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mission B.C.
Posts: 3,126
Yeah You should get on that, and change your diff fluid while your at it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-02-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by cchsbuzz19 View Post

This is what you guys are talking about right because there shouldn't be a cap it should connect to that piece off the axle.
We're talking about a cap on the OTHER end of that hose...up top....a cap that wont allow water in, but will still allow for breathability. If you get under your driveside fender, you'll see one of these caps attached to a clip on the front side of the shock tower. That would be your front axle breather....and it's capped.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick question about rear axle hose HarryTasker Drivetrain Tech 4 02-04-2010 08:51 PM
4.6 question outta a 08 stang morris 8-Cylinder Tech 2 10-11-2009 12:44 PM
Top hose warm, bottom hose cold. Thermostat? wesleyn 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 6 01-05-2009 08:13 AM
Urgent! Axle shaft replacement help!!! jrpro130 Drivetrain Tech 7 02-19-2007 01:38 PM
outta gear or top speed limiter? redranger_02 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 14 01-28-2007 06:26 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.