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Old 06-28-2012, 08:53 PM
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Default My 5.9L 98 1500 has a loose hose I cant identify...

I have a 98 Ram 1500 Quad Cab thats RWD, and I noticed a loose hose hanging off the rear axle, on the left side of the vehicle, between the wheel and the center of the axle. Here below are some pictures to show the cable which is hanging loose, and somebody please tell me what this is so I can fix it if necessary, or since I notice no difference in the way it drives and brakes and such, maybe I just need to tie it up somewhere so it wont drag on the road. Somebody with the same truck, go look under your rear end and tell me where this thing needs to hook up! I am worried it could be brake related, but again it makes no difference in driving it!

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I am just guessing at this
If the connected end goes into the rear end axle tube, it would likely be a pressure relief valve & if i remember right, the other end is just attached some how, up close to the frame

If you remember when Rams got the new ZF rear ends, the differential level fill plug was too low, so they unscrewed the relief valve on the rear end & added differential fluid through it, as a temporary fix

On the other hand, there are 2 lines going to each rear wheel, into the backing plates
1 is the brake fluid line
the 2nd is the emergency brake cable
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That is the axle vent tube, just zip tie it to the frame.
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Thanks for the advice guys, I did take twine and tie the hose up to the spare tire's mount, and this keeps it from dragging on the ground, and its staying for now.

About it being an "axle vent tube", should I be worried about it being worn down (from draggin while unnoticed a while - maybe as much as a month or so...) on the end of it, which seems to be plastic that is sort of a "plug" or whatever for the end of the hose? Its not something that will be spraying out fluids or anything nasty onto my spare tire would it?

Also, you said tie to the frame...should I keep it higher elevated than the spare tire? or should that be fine, which is about level to where it comes out of the axle...
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Don't worry about the end, the higher the better.
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Alright Cool, I will get it to a little higher position on there. Thanks again for the help, that had me worried, and all the guys at my local advance had to say was they didn't know, and skimming through a hanes manual didn't give me a clear idea either. I owe ya one, come on over to columbus and I'll buy ya a beer
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