Does anyone know if the Brake Lines in a 1998 Ford Taurus are plastic or metal? The brake line is leaking fluid in the front by the driver side door and we are having a hard time finding a replacement line.
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Clean around the old brake lines carefully before removing them to prevent any gunk or debris from getting into the brake line connections.
Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap, cover it with some plastic wrap and replace the cap. This prevents too much fluid from leaking out when changing the brake hoses.
Take the tire off of the car and loosen the brake lines at each end. Plug the brake line at the fender to prevent too much fluid leakage. Save the washers and reuse them after removing the old brake line.
Line up the new brake line hex nut with the bracket and hand tighten it before putting the metal clips back on. Tighten with a wrench after the clips are in place.
Make sure to torque the brake lines to the manufacturers' specifications for the brakes to work properly.
Repeat the process for each tire and brake line on your car.
Bleed the brakes as necessary after replacing the brake lines and make sure you have plenty of brake fluid in your reservoir.
common problem, youll need a flare kit. and some brak line,unions, find a good spot of line in frt, and cut , remove other end at hose, then flair frt, make line the size you need install and bleed system, then check for leaks good luck,
You "do not" need a strut spring compressor to change the struts on a 1998 ford escort.
Place the front of the car on jack stands, and remove the front tires.
Disconnect and remove the 2 bolts (at the bottom of the strut) that attach the strut to the knuckle (you may need air impact to break them free).
Remove the brake lines from the line retainer on the strut: If you open the brake lines you will need brake fluid, and need to bleed the brake system (to avoid opening the brake system, cut the line retainer from the old strut).
Inside the hood remove the circular cap that covers the top retaining nut on the strut. Remove the top retaining nut, then remove the strut.
Install new struts in reverse. To align the new strut to the knuckle, use a screwdriver to start the aligment, then insert the retaining bolts. If you cut the brake line retainers from the old struts, use plastic zip ties to attach the brake lines to the new struts.
most of the time the auto parts can give you the right length.but if i had to gess your looking at 6to 7 feet long 8 ft at the most. it would be a good i dear to re place the line going to each wheel to . because those will be the next one to go good luck