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Old 08-04-2010, 08:08 PM
trcothorn trcothorn is offline
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this might be a really dumb question, but i have just been wondering this ever since i bought my truck. what is this


looks like some bracket that used to hold something, but what?
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: what is this for

Not familiar with the 2.3 engine bay but my guess would be the AC Compressor is missing.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:17 PM
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no the ac compressor is on the other side of the engine, thats what my step dad thought to when we first looked at the truck. he says he doesnt know what it was there for, and we didnt think to ask the original owner
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:53 PM
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Does your truck have power steering?
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:25 PM
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looks like some bracket that used to hold something, but what?
In the 2001~2003 2.3's, that bracket held a large intake silencer box that was plumbed to those 2 ports on the intake tube. The box was eliminated in 2004 2.3's but the bracket remained.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:35 PM
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In the 2001~2003 2.3's, that bracket held a large intake silencer box that was plumbed to those 2 ports on the intake tube. The box was eliminated in 2004 2.3's but the bracket remained.
thanks man
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:37 PM
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Hey, I was wondering if there are rubber plugs, or if it is just part of the intake hose.
I wouldn't mind cleaning up the engine bay a little if I could.
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