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I have a loose hose of some sort hanging from my rear axle. It looks like some kind of air hose. The truck is running find and braking fine. What could this be?

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  • sbrescuead Jun 25, 2009

    It is dragging on the ground. I can't just leave it be.

  • sbrescuead Jun 25, 2009

    That's connected to the rear axle? Do you know where I can find a diagram of the rear axle stuff? I'm a woman on a shoestring budget...can't afford a mechanic if I can figure it out myself.

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This hose is connected to the brake lines and it is capped on the end, if is loose then a clip fell off that holds it in place at the top of the shock absorber frame. This hose really has no function as far as I can tell you can cut it to about 4 inches and cap the end so that nothing goes in or comes out.

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It's probably the breather for the rear differential. Leave it be.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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    Pete MacSparran Jun 25, 2009

    Ok,that's not the breather hose. It's probably an emissions hose,like the gas tank to charcoal canister line. Better get the truck on a lift & take a gander.

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    Pete MacSparran Jun 25, 2009

    Check under the hood for the scematic. Also,check autozone's website.

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