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While attempting to change the Power Brake Vacuum Booster without disconnecting the hard lines from the master cylinder I came bang up against a rusty coffee can with vacuum lines which has no obvious means of dismounting. I do have the TSM and EVTSM however, neither (of course) lists a coffee can in the index. I can not seem to find it in the drawings either. Now, I know I have read discussions here regarding "it". But, claiming a senior moment, can not recall what it is.

Question: How do I get it out of my way?

Edit- Well the time honored practice of flipping through a book looking at the pictures has paid off again. Volume 2 of the TSM. It is the Vacuum Resivoir. Anyone with money on how long that would take me .. it was about an hour. Now to see how to get it off there.
 

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It's not a coffee can, it's a large tomato juice can.:surprise: Yes it is a vacuum reservoir, it's needed for cruise control if it is not electronic cruise or a one time braking assist if you loose the vacuum pump. They are obsolete as far as trying to purchase one.

To remove, a BFH or flame wrench.
 

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It doesn't take a hammer or torch - just an 11mm (7/16") wrench from below. And replacements are common & cheap in JYs - look for the later plastic 1- or 2-chamber version.

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"It doesn't take a hammer or torch - just an 11mm (7/16") wrench from below. And replacements are common & cheap in JYs - look for the later plastic 1- or 2-chamber version."

I didn't realize that a Bronco with a gas engine had the same vacuum system as a
F-250/F-350 with a 7.3L IDI diesel engine. I have taken juice cans that opened without the pull tab, poked a couple holes in the middle of one end dumped it out and made one. They don't last long, but they are fairly cheap, and you get to drink the contents.
 

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...the same vacuum system as a F-250/F-350 with a 7.3L IDI diesel engine.
Depends what you mean by "system" and "same". But I didn't say the systems were the same - just that the vacuum reservoirs WORK the same way.
 

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Depends what you mean by "system" and "same". But I didn't say the systems were the same - just that the vacuum reservoirs WORK the same way.
When someone puts pictures of diagrams up, it is generally assumed that they are for the vehicle being discussed. A picture of the juice can, OK but diagrams of some vehicle that isn't even close to what is being discussed, is somewhat confusing. As for the can itself, they're all pretty much the same.
 
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When someone puts pictures of diagrams up, it is generally assumed that they are for the vehicle being discussed. A picture of the juice can, OK but diagrams of some vehicle that isn't even close to what is being discussed, is somewhat confusing. As for the can itself, they're all pretty much the same.
For sure, happens all the time and all it does is confuse the issue. As someone once said on another forum, nobody's more dangerous than someone who owns a book. :lol:
 

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...it is generally assumed...
:icon_rolleyes: :nono:


If a post contains no text (just pics/diagrams), that assumption might be reasonable. But since my post specifically said to look for something different, skipping over what I wrote just to look at the pictures is YOUR mistake - not mine. :icon_wink:
For sure, happens all the time and all it does is confuse the issue.
It was the assumption that confused the issue. What I wrote is very clear, and the images support what I wrote.
 
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