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Leaking brake line from drivers side front under frame by door

Looking for the schematics or help to tell me how long i need for the replacment brake line . its leaking from under the drivers side door where the emergency brake extension is.

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    The EXACT same thing happened to my 1997 yesterday. I have spent a lot of time researching the symptom and I have found it to be extremely common. It is always the exact same place, right by the plastic shield that is on the line under the drivers door. The pictures look like they could have been taken of my car, it is so similar of a location.

    Apparently, the plastic shield traps salt and water which rusts the line. I have read that they redesigned this a few years ago because of this problem. The new design has plastic coating on more of the line. The area where the plastic coating is not used is where it rusts. A lack of coating plus the shield equals rust.

    My plan is to replace a section of line. At this point, I'm planning the tools and materials that I need, but no one seems to know the diameter of the line. I do know that I will need to purchase a double flaring tool since mine only does a single flare and that is not good enough for brake line.

    Need to know diameter so I will know which tool to purchase. There are SAE and metric size tools so it is important to know which one is correct.

  • dmhandyman May 04, 2009

    EXACTLY the same problem on my 1997. I have researched this and found it is very common. There is a plastic shield on the line, under the drivers door. It traps salt and moisture that rust the line. The pictures that I saw look like they were taken of my brake lines.

    The combination of not having the plastic coating on the line at that point, plus having the shield yields rust.

    I am going to try to splice in a section of line, but I don't know the diameter of that line. Need to know the diameter in order to buy the right tool and materials. It takes a double flare and I only have a single flare tool. I don't even know if it is metric or SAE.

  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    sounds more like leaky booster and been leakin for some time ; leaking inside car ? you can get a brake line repair kit from napa or carquest , tools will be required to flare brake line



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Sounds like master cylinder is leaking fluid.

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