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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:41
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vac. storage tank?

What does the little round tank(behind the front bumper on pass. side) do?Is it for heater operation or vacume disconnect for the front axle?I'm looking for one of these and every dealer I call does'nt know what I'm talking about.I tried the junk yards and every one I find is crushed.Thanks
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Old July 13th, 2004, 14:46
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Re: vac. storage tank?

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What does the little round tank(behind the front bumper on pass. side) do?Is it for heater operation or vacume disconnect for the front axle?I'm looking for one of these and every dealer I call does'nt know what I'm talking about.I tried the junk yards and every one I find is crushed.Thanks
It's a vacuum bottle, and if your XJ has a disconnect front axle it operates that as well as the HVAC doors. I recall hearing something awhile back about someone using a generic or junkyard replacement, but good luck searching that.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 19:33
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Re: vac. storage tank?

I haven't looked lately, but JCWhitney used to sell vacuum cannisters in conjunction with their aftermarket cruise control units. They were a separate item that was available for people with small engines (I think the JCWhitney catalog specifically mentioned 3-cylinder engines ). I would think that you could adapt one of these, in a pinch.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 19:58
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any of your mid 80's on cars will have one just find one that you can fit somewhere
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Old July 13th, 2004, 20:02
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Re: vac. storage tank?

any jeep dealer with a body shop should know what your talking about. ask for a knowledgeable parts guy and mabe refer to it as the "football"
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Old July 13th, 2004, 20:53
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Re: vac. storage tank?

Any kind of sealed canister should work. I keep wondering about brazing or welding a couple of fittings onto one of those propane bottles from a hand torch or a camp stove ... or an old fire extinguisher bottle. Should be a lot more durable than the plastic ones from the factory.
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