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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-05, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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'96 Explorer Front Diff

There is a hose, about 3/8", that comes out of the top of the front differential. It was hanging down and leaving oil spots on my floor. Does anyone know where and how this should terminate and is it just a breather hose? 96' Explorer 4 WD, 6 cyl. Auto.

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There is a hose, about 3/8", that comes out of the top of the front differential. It was hanging down and leaving oil spots on my floor. Does anyone know where and how this should terminate and is it just a breather hose? 96' Explorer 4 WD, 6 cyl. Auto.

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I notice the exact same thing with my 96 Explorer. Any idea what this is or where it goes?
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Re: '96 Explorer Front Diff

It may have a vacuum-activated axle. Does 4wd still work with it hanging?

Other than that, I could only imagine that it exists as a breather, but there is hose instead of just a hole in the differential so that it can have more water fording capability without so much risk of water entering the differential. I have some brilliant 4x4 connections- I'll make a couple of phone calls tomorrow and let you know what I find out.
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