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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2015, 05:46 PM
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So, found the rear vent. Comes straight aft out of a square block top center of the diff. Heads to the drivers sdie, where it gets a protective wrap. Heads up into the wheel well, behind the black plastic fender liner. End height appears to be level with the top of the fender liner. Green plastic cap on the end. Couldnt find the front diff tube. Skid plates sort of blocks a lot of of the view.

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From what I have read the breathers from front and rear diff is approx door handle level. Haven't had the opportunity to verify yet though.

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On my Compass the rear diff breather is actually located inside in the rear hatch area. Front one Is located at the top of the engine bay. You will destroy your Cherokee before your diff breather would even be remotely helpful. You'd be cooking electronics well before that point.

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@ALL Challenge Accepted, just kidding, appreciate all the feedback ! Saved me some time and effort, although, they do say you can always improve....

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-20-2015, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by AngelCrisis View Post
Nice! I need to find one of those. My town home would only hold 2 cars so I moved and rented it out haha

That being said, I do have jack stands, some wood working tools, and a handful of automotive tools if you could use any of it or want an extra pair of hands in your way.
LOL we could definitely have a TrailHawk party at your new place!
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Has the inclusion of an OEM incorporated diff breather been verified since this last post? Or are we going from David's initial reading? I have a Mojave Trail run coming up and need to plan. Thanks!

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-16-2017, 07:19 AM
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The rear differential breather tube is behind the left rear wheel well panel.
You can see part of it covered in a black mesh sleeve towards the rear of the wheel well liner.
The top end of the breather tube is about even with the top of the tire.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 10:44 PM
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I had a conversation with someone who mentioned that although we have diff breathers just above the tire lines in the rear left wheel well, there is a one way check valve that keeps water from flowing in.
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