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What is this black 6 inch long hoes that is sticking up/out between the rear left axle and the differential? and where do I refill and hook it back up?

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  • lgmosley May 13, 2009

    Really because there is some kind of fluid built up on and around it and a little bit on the last bend in the exhaust pipe where the hoes has been resting. where could that fluid be coming from? Im pretty sure "polorcycle" is right about it being a vent tube but is it possible for trans axle fluid or something to seep out of that vent tube?

  • lgmosley May 13, 2009

    Maybe this will help The abs / trac control light comes on as soon as I move the car forward or back. But resets when car is turned off and then on again.

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Should be a vent tube for the rearend. Should hook somewhere where the brake line attaches to the rear end. Should not need to fill anything back up unless you have a leak in one of your seals.

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98 Lincoln TC,Cold starts fine ,runs good until warm, then shuts off. No codes,Cranks ok, have spark, PATS ok. No fuel pressure, cant hear fuel pump prime,New Fuel relay. jumped fuel pump - works. I do not hear fuel pump prime up, do not have fuel gauge, but pressing on valve in fuel rail- no pressurized fuel. Fuel regulator seems ok, not leaking / vacuum line dry as a bone. If I let it set for 15 min , it will start up again, but for a few minutes then dies out. If I let it set overnight it starts up perfectly and runs until operating temp is reached then stalls/stumbles, and shuts down. Vacuum is good while cranking, even with no start, Checked Inertia switch in trunk, it is not tripped. I have seen Ford TSB summaries' that mention issues like this , but I am not able to see to description. A point to add, the MAF sensor was cleaned, then I decided to replace it and did not make a difference. I do not have any stored codes, and the PATS is working fine, typical 2 second flash from and once key is inserted a 3 second steady light, then disappears. I have seen the TSB mentioning C103 Connector, it looks fine, I swapped out fuel pump relay with ac relay, still no difference.mention of wires around battery, do not know where to start. in dash service engine light and odometer is normal, seen other posts the say they only have lines, but mine is ok. the start of all of this , I washed engine with regular garden hose, ( not using pressure washer).also in the mean time, rear window defroster stopped working as well, can not say for same reason, but a mention.My problem started after washing engine. this is one of four Panther platform vehicles I owned with exact 4.6l w code engine, which I rinced down before. The only sensor I can think of is Oil pressure , or a corroded wire

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