Do you know if it can be installed any where in the vacuum line that leads to it? I was thinking of removing it from it's existing location, caping the line, then reinstall it closer to where the vacuum line exits the intake manifold and just upstream of the check valve. The reason for the relocation is to install an aftermarket front bumper. I am not sure which one yet but just getting prepared.
Just an update on relocating the vacuum canister. While in the process of relocate the vacuum canister to the inside of the front cross member, I was rerouting the rigid plastic hose leading to the canister and it broke in 3 places. On further inspection I discovered that the breaks were actually old cracks in the tubing. The cracks were in an area of the tubing where the tubing was not accessible with out completely removing it.
In the past I noticed that the engine had a little rough idle and looked everywhere for vacuum leaks and could not find any, until now. After replacing the rigid tubing with a flexible vacuum hose the rough idle disappeared.
like others have said just relocate it up to the passenger side firewall and its easy cause thats where the lines run, theres a nice little spot where the inner fender meets the firewall(underneath the overflow for the old style cooling systems)
I thought it also is needed for vehicles with a CAD front axle. It allows vacuum to build up & pull a little harder, somewhat like a stretch-n-snatch strap allows a lighter vehicle to pull a heavier vehicle out of the mud.
Whatever the case, the advice I have always seen is to relocate it. I would keep it where it is as far as where it is "In line". I wouldn't move it to the other side of a check valve.
On my new 1990 jeep many of the vacuum hoses are disconnected. There are several plastic tubes that connect to metal tubes that run from passenger side engine bay near the heater fan to under the jeep. My front end was replaced with manual Warn hubs, and rear with a Currie 9 inch rear. Tranfer case is now an Atlas II My understanding is the original use of these metal vacuum pipes was for activating a CommandTrac system, which has now been removed.
I want to remove the no longer needed hoses and such to make room for an ARB compressor in the engine bay. But I understand that some of the vacuum system is still needed for the climate control system, correct? I have AC in this jeep.
Where can I find a diagram of the vacuum system? So I can understand what I can remove, and what I need to keep to operate the climate control. What other if any functions does this vacuum system perform?
Finally I will eventually want to move the vacuum bottle, currently just behind the front bumper passenger side to make room for my winch control box, The winch control box is on the bumper now, I want it better protected.
So I killed another alternator. Glub Glub. I bought it from Autozone with the lifetime warranty. I spoke to the dude today and asked if I could upgrade it and pay the difference. He checked and said sure. about $60.00 to go to a 136 amp one from a 98 ZJ.
1996 XJ 90 amp alt
1998 ZJ 136...
I have a 99 Jeep Cherokee xj limited, about a year ago my son and I went camping heading north over the grapevine it overheated. It also overheated heading south over the grapevine. I replaced the t-stat, water pump and the radiator ($100 spectrum). It ran fine after that, I went camping again...
This forum is a ghost town in the cloud. Pretty quiet around here lately. I was going to wait to start this thread because it has been a long term project, but now I guess is the time.
My Jeep had been capable and faithful, that is until the injectors in my engine took a dive. The biggest...
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