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Re: Brake Lines Went or somthing
Most likely it is the wheel cylinder, pull the wheel and check this.
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You mean leaking? It should be easy to see where it is leaking. Often it is the rubber hose attaching the steel tube from the car frame to the brake caliper on the wheel.
If you need to see exactly where the fluid is leaking out, just put a little fluid into the master cylinder reservoir, and look at the caliper on the wheel while someone presses the brake pedal. You should be able to see if the leak is from the hose, or the brake caliper.
The hose can be replaced for just a few dollars, but it is a job for someone experienced in mechanic work. Once the new hose is on (or the new or reconditioned caliper if that was leaking), the brakes must be bled, all four of them.
cause by: 1: breach in system, see DOT3/4 fluid on pavement or on fire wall next to MC? front and Rear !!! on inside of tire walls? 2: MC end of lie. got ABS , you did not say. my guess, not , it started in 1996, but some cars 91.(have one)
3: air in the system. end to end. usually caused by removing parts, and not bleeding system
I have the same truck! You could have a leaking wheel cylinder. Look at the brake drum on the driver rear and see if its wet. also check your brake fluid level. If you are leaking you will be low. Wheel cyl's are not super hard to do, just make sure you do everything and both sides. also do one side at a time so you can use the other side for reference when putting it all back together.
What exactly are you trying to do? The lines to the calipers are accessed by removing the tires and you will see the special purpose fluid lines that connect to them. The Lines for the rear brakes travel under the car along the drivers side to the rear then split off to the individual calipers. The Emergency brakes are actually cable operated and normally run down teh center line of teh vehicle. The lines are metal running from the Brake booster to their individual mount points and connect to the flexible lines that go to the calipers from there. All of the brake lines can be purchased at Auto Zone, Pep Boys, Advance Auto and just about any other major Auto Parts store. Hope this helps. If you are having brake problems and need more in depth trouble shooting information I recommend you get a Haynes or Chilton's Repair manual on the vehicle or if desired repost this question to the experts but try to be a bit more specif on what is happening so the experts can possibly provide a solution to you. Most brake problems are caused by low fluid or a vacuum leak on the booster line going to the master cylinder. In the case of an Emergency brake issue where they are not holding this is usually due to the cable being stretched over time, there are several adjustment points along the cables you can tighten up to correct this or the rear shoes are worn as the emergency brake only operates the rear brakes.
Sounds like you have a brake problem. Pull the tire off and see if there is brake fluid on the rotors,shoes , pads (which ever item is applicable) if so trace the leak probably a caliper or wheel cylinder( which ever is applicable). Check brake lines and hoses for,bends cuts and swelling. Whatever you replace do the same on the opposite side. Good luck
start at the passenger rear tire, have someone PUMP up brakes and hold pressure on them, release pressure by locating small bleeder screw, loosen screw 1/4 turn, brake fluid/air should come out, after brake petal reaches floor tighten bleeder, repeat process until only brake fluid comes out. go to driver side rear repeat, go to pass. side front repeat, go to driver side front repeat, after each bleeding make sure you check brake fluid in reservoir.