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You will need to take a look at the line from front to rear, this job can get big fast, and if you have ABS (anti locking brakes ) it makes it harder, if you can see a good part of the line where it can be cut and flared with an end then cut it there, the black box is just a plastic cover. that cover holds the dirt and water and makes the lines rust sooner, i do these lines all the time and most of the time i run new lines from front to the rear brake hose , most of the time if there is another weak spot then you will be doing the job again and again.
you will need brake line a flaring tool, a bubble or double flaring tool to make the line ends and fittings and connectors, you will need to bend the line by hand and when your done you will need to bleed the brake system.
Posted on Jan 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most brake lines are 1/8"(0.125) suprised parts store couldnt cross reference for you generally you can buy the line prefab with all fittings the right bends and length alot easier to install hope this helps
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Brake fluid is highly corrosive. If you can't get the line loose on the frame side then I would suggest replacing the hard line as well coming from the master cylinder. Or if you have a flaring tool you could cut the hard line just behind the rubber and put a new fitting on it. Pretty easy if you have the tool. Essentially you will wind up kinking or breaking the hard line anyway if the fitting won't come loose easy.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
You can purchase different size (diameter) and length brake lines at an auto parts store. They are inexpensive. The lines are already 'flared' to be connected to another line, all you have to do is disconnect the old line, and attach the new one. Spray the connections several times a day for a couple of days to make them easier to separate. you will also need to bleed air out of the replaced section for the brakes to work properly.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
You do have 2 lines to the rear on the Lincoln. Both should be replaced if they are rusted out. After replacing the lines will need to be bled of all the air.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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