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Front axle vacum hose is connected to the axle and was wondering where it needs to be connected to

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If the hose you are looking at attaches to or very near the bulge in the axle where the gearset is located, you are looking at the vent hose. You can attach it to the firewall, anywhere higher than the differential. Factory location is usually on the drivers side of the engine between the master cylinder and the engine on the firewall. They usually have a vent cap on the end to keep water out but when it falls down and hits the road the cap is often lost. You can make a cover using a small bottle cap and a 3" sheetrock screw drilled through it's center. Just slide the screw into the hose so the cap sits on top (it won't fit tightly and shouldn't but it will keep debris out of the hose)
If you have a differential control box on the right side axle with more than one vacuum hose on it (unusual on GC's) then you will need a vacuum diagram to find the connection points.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011


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first off what does that mean? 91 command trac system.
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we cant guess, what tests fail, you must say.
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91 books are hard to find, but does cover it.
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. The shift motor should maintain the vacuum applied to the front port for a minimum of 30 seconds. If the motor does not maintain the vacuum, replace it. If the motor does maintain vacuum go to Step 4.
  4. Connect the vacuum pump to the rear port. Cap the port for the indicator lamp switch and apply 15 in. Hg (381mm Hg).
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so of the motor operates , does it?
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if the slave fails to move, or is weak or short strokes its bad.
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you can do lots of things, and here they all are.
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must hold a vacuum for 30 seconds, if not its bad.
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off car?
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chapter Axles + front + 4wd, in the FSM covers this,
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