Mysterious Part...

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Like many previous owners of FJ-40's, the PO of my 76 FJ-40 neglected most maintenence. In my constant effort to play catchup from this neglect I have run acrossed a bizzare hose. While I haven't had time to fully check it out, I will discribe what I've seen:

This hose is approximately 3/4" in diameter, black rubber, and enters the cab from above the driver's feet. There appears to be some sort of metal pan that this tube comes from located behind the radio slot, above and behind the heating unit, slightly to the drivers side. It is visible when looking up from the pedals to behind the dash board. Currently, the tube terminates (by having been rotted out) just above the carpet line, and is free hanging. I don't know where this tube is supposed to connect, or what the heck it is for.

Anyone know?
 
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yeppers...it's the drain tube for the cowl air vent. Pour water on the center of the hood, just ahead of the windshield...if yer feet get wet, it's time to replace this hose ;)
 
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So this explains the wet feet... :D
 
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So where does the drain "go to"?
 
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under the carpet(i don't have carpet) there is a hole in the floor pan that the hose goes through and out the bottom of the truck!

Stew
 
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The hose should route back through the fire wall to drain out of the cab. You may be cogged or have a hole in the tube. Kind of a PITA to fix but not much money. JL
 
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Yep, but my conclusion from my earlier study showed that more times than not post 73 model cruisers had non-functional from the factory cowl vents. (I.e, they are there but you can't open them.)
 

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