Question about Ford Ranger

1 Answer

97 Ford Ranger I noticed a hose hanging out of my rear axle. It's on the drivers side and comes out the top of the axle. I was wondering where the other end is suppose to hook up to as it looks like the clamp rusted away. And what is this hose for. Thanks

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 2,002 Answers

It is a vent for the rear end and should fasten to the box or a frame crossmember. Fasten it as high as you can reasonably get it because while it lets air in it can also let water in. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I recently found a hose hanging down from my rear axle on drivers side. it's attatched to the axle but can't see where the other half goes. please help?

It is probably just a "breather" hose. It allows for air to escape as the differential gets hot during normal use. It just needs to be UP so water and debris does not get in it. There is probably a clip above the axle where it is supposed to be held. If you cannot find the clip, you can use a tie strap or something similar, to secure the hose in a position that is a high as you can make it.

May 22, 2012 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

965 Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback. I noticed a hose hanging rear

The hose is likely the differential vent hose. If you get under there and take a look around the rear end you will likely see where it was originally secured.

Mar 14, 2010 | 1965 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

I have a hose hanging from my rear axle. Where is

It is a vent for the rear end. It would have been attached to a frame cross member. The fastener has probably rusted off. Use a piece of wire or a zip tie and fastn it back up. Hope this helps.

Feb 08, 2010 | 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Hose Hanging on Back of F-150

It's just a differential vent tube. If the nipple is still there, (they sometimes rust off) just replace it with a length of hose and a clamp.

Sep 27, 2009 | 1994 Ford F150 Styleside Supercab

1 Answer

Suspension on 97 expedition it wont raise up in the rear end. fuses are good. can hear the compresser running. there is a hose hanging cant find where it goes. can someone help me please snuzzy

the hose is prob your air susp hose, it goes to the metal line on your rear end right above the drivers side rear wheel, or you can look for the air bag and track down the lines and where they go, sometimes they are in the middle and have a Y fitting

Jul 03, 2009 | 1999 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Broken 4x4

once you have the passenger side/nearside drive shaft out use some thing long to slide in onto the head of the stuck drive shaft. use something soft like a old wooden broom handle then knock out using hammer. ford have used simple spring clips to keep there drive shafts in and thes are easily come by if deformed or squashed

Jun 02, 2009 | 1983 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

1988 Ford Ranger

Well the passenger side axle just slides right out when pulled on. But the drivers side(the shorter axle of the two) has a clip inside the diff that you have to take out in order to get the axle out. Pulling the diff out is very easy, disconnect the front driveshaft and there is a bolt on the left side of the diff you have to take out and then the front cover bolts.
hope that helps

Aug 11, 2008 | 1988 Ford Ranger

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

83 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides