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Master cylinder brake line order

I need to know the definite order of brake lines going to the master cylinder. Are they Front Left, Front Right, Rear Left, Rear Right moving front to back?

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    digitydanthe Nov 27, 2012

    I need to replace the brake line leading to the driver side rear drum. Need to know which line to take off the master cylinder. Thanks

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Get a hold of a repair manual for it, You can borrow them from a libarry,

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

  • digitydanthe
    digitydanthe Nov 27, 2012

    I found the manual but it doesn't explain anything about maintenance on the lines or mc. Is there a way I can cut the rusted section off and replace just that?

  • Go out to a auto wrecking yard end get what you need if you mean cuting into lines no you ca not cut them,

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Typically front line on the master cylinder goes to the rear.

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SOURCE: my abs has four lines going out to the brakes.

If I'm not mistaken they run across the engine cradle from left to right and down the passenger side.

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