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What brake part is this? There's a hole in it!

Driving my son to Scouts, down a hill, brakes went to the floor and I ended up in the rear end of a large truck. Was told to buy a master cylindar and did, but on attempting to bleed the brakes, brake fluid was squirting out of a hole in a part no one seems to know what it is, so I can't get it replaced. Single-income family of 9...and we need to rely on my brother-in-law who's "fixed some cars before". Don't want to buy anymore unnecessary parts and I do like it when my car stops when it's supposed to.

The part is a metal rectangle with a long straight tube coming out of the top out of a threaded piece and there are a few of these in a line. Any ideas? I have a photo of it.

I sure appreciate any help with this.

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  • motychr Jan 23, 2009

    Sorry...just noticed the heading says 2002 Durango, but my car is actually a 2001.

  • motychr Jan 23, 2009

    Hi Robert. Thanks for looking at it. I've asked the man who was working on it about your concerns. Apparently, the tiny little hole in the front of that piece is where the brake fluid squirts out of when they tried to bleed the brakes.

  • motychr Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks for your help everyone! Robert, I'm going to definitely find out why it's not tightened. Brakes were done about six months ago.



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    That park is the brake line splitter block, it sends fluid to the front brakes, this will be a dealer only part, (if they still make it) suggest u take the part to a Dodge dealer to get the factory part number and price, they should make the final ID, if they don't make the part anymore u will have to made it up from parts, all full service pars stores like NAPA and Carquest will have these brake system parts assortments, u will need special tools, a tubing bender, a brake line double flaring tool and some line wrenches, without the line wrenches u will never get those rusted lines loose, make sure to soak them with a product like WD 40 for a few hours before u try to break them loose, if u ruin them u will really have a problem..

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    add @hotmail.com to my nickname and send me the pic... i suspect i know what it is but i'll wait to see the pic



    Robert

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I finally had a look at that picture... looking at that fitting it looks like it's not even tightened down... which would give you a pretty good leak from the brakes... i would suggest having the shop tighten that down and bleed the air from your brakes... is there even the slightest chance your brakes were tampered with as i've never seen one come undone like that.... or did you have brake work done recently ?

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Jan 23, 2009

    that's a pricey part if that's your abs pump... see if they can plug the hole and why is that fitting not tightened ?



    Robert

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ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS HAVE A MAIN CONTROL MODULE THAT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING. IF IT HAS FAILED, YOU CAN EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU DESCRIBE, UNFORTUNATEKY IT IS AN EXPENSIVE PART TO REPLACE AND THERE SOMETIMES ARE SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR BLEEDING THE BRAKES. this is not a solution , but thought iwould give you some input on what that part you described might be.

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