97 Tj mystery part?

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97 Tj mystery part?

Post by 66stepside » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:59 pm

My son and I are replacing his rear axle sway bar and he spots this:

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It’s zip tied to other wires, but does anyone know what it is for? The 97 TJ has the manual tranny and the np231 t case if that somehow jogs the memory bank.


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Re: 97 Tj mystery part?

Post by KJ Ryu » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:08 am

Diff breather check valve?
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Re: 97 Tj mystery part?

Post by will e » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:17 am

Does the cover come off? It's electrical (I think the diff breather check valve is a good guess) but you indicate it zip tied to other parts. That would indicate aftermarket, they don't use zip ties at the factory.

It looks like it might be for trailer wiring if that cap comes off.
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Re: 97 Tj mystery part?

Post by 66stepside » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:58 am

The two wires that are attached to it run right along side the reverse light harness and the 4wd indicator light harness.

It is laying on top on the transfer case. I don’t want to pop off the top because if I break it, I’ll have no idea what it is and won’t be able to replace it.

My 04 doesn’t have this thing, I checked. Maybe it is aftermarket.


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1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1966 1414S, Stock.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front

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