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Old 12-09-2012, 09:50 AM
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4X4 vacum trouble

So I just bought my 2005 F-250 a few weeks ago and during the test drive I made sure the 4X4 worked. I just got my truck back from getting the studs/egr/etc work done and now it won't engage 4X4 without my locking the hubs manually.

I dont know too much about the vacum system but I did find this spot under the hood that looks like something should connect to. I dont see a hose laying around anywhere though.



Could this be it and if so where should I look for the other end?

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:27 AM
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Nothing connects to that. Did they pull the cab when the work was done?
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On the passenger's side of the engine compartment there is a round looking item about the size of a football. If the cab was taken off they unplugged the vacuum pump, which is the football looking thing, they probably forgot to plug it back it. I would start by looking for any unplugged electrical connections on that side of the engine compartment. Although, if it's unplugged your hvac controls might not work right.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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I found the problem, the line was broken where it goes under the engone from the right to left hub. I could not find a small enough fitting to fix it so I bought a piece of tubing with an inside diameter about the same as the outside diameter of the stock tubing. I stuck both ends of the stock tubing inside of the it and put heat shrink around the whole thing. Seems to be working now.

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I found the problem, the line was broken where it goes under the engone from the right to left hub. I could not find a small enough fitting to fix it so I bought a piece of tubing with an inside diameter about the same as the outside diameter of the stock tubing. I stuck both ends of the stock tubing inside of the it and put heat shrink around the whole thing. Seems to be working now.

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I found the problem, the line was broken where it goes under the engone from the right to left hub. I could not find a small enough fitting to fix it so I bought a piece of tubing with an inside diameter about the same as the outside diameter of the stock tubing. I stuck both ends of the stock tubing inside of the it and put heat shrink around the whole thing. Seems to be working now.

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Glad it was an easy fix. I am going to be doing ARP studs here in the next month or so and reading about small issues like this helps. Thanks..
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Sorry to hijack but my 4wd won't work right now either. I know it's vacuum, I did the studs and gaskets (cab on) this last summer and now it's not engaging the front hubs. 4wd works when hubs are locked. I'm not sure if I connected all the lines back properly. Does anyone have a diagram or pictures of what the pump and all the hoses should look like? I think I hear the driver side hub do something when I turn the switch to 4 .
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:39 PM
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A diagram would be nice, until then I found it easiest to start at the hubs and work my way back looking for the break.
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A diagram would be nice, until then I found it easiest to start at the hubs and work my way back looking for the break.
Yeah, that sounds like my best bet too. I just hope I made all the right hose connections at the solenoid and pump.
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Well mine is not working again and this time I cant find the break... Guess I will have a new truck with 1960 4X4 technology...... Starting to wonder if I made the right choice.
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