Rear brake line that runs from caliper to frame needs replaced
I need to replace the brake line that connects to the rear passenger caliper and runs to the frame where it connects to the rest of the brake line. its about 12 to 16 inches long. Is the line crimped where it connects to the rest of the brake line and if it is how do i uncrimp it and then crimp the new one back on? and do you have any schematics that i could look at?
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Re: rear brake line that runs from caliper to frame needs...
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.
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your complaint does not have the year and make..so I will say this..most newer braking systems are anti-locking..there are a series of computer controlled valve setups within the system..mine was older.. there was a metering valve below the master cylinder on the frame above the drivers side front wheel..it was found by following the lines off the master cylinder to a block just below it..that had more lines connected to it..and a wire coming out of one end..sometimes you can manually reset the plunger in the metering valve by loosening the lines and bleeding the pressure out.. it was designed to allow reduced braking to the rear wheels to avoid skidding..antilock does the same thing electronically..depending on the system you have..if in doubt, have a brake shop do a test rive..it may be worth the money and you dont have to fight with changing any parts yourself..good luck..
I assume you have found a visual leak in the line or connection...Be sure to thoroughly soak both end connections with PB Blaster before tryting to loosen. You should purchase the replacement line fitting from your parts store to compare they are the same...(May be a dealer only part) This line connects to the brake caliper, and the frame. Unfortunately, you will need to bleed all brake lines after the switch out...Be sure to start with the right rear, then left rear, then right front...and finally the left front. You will need to refill the brake reservoir after the fluid bleed. Hope this helps.
Most likely a brake caliper or line. Lines are fairly cheap, calipers cost about $75 a piece if you get them discount online. Novice mechanics can do either or both replacements. DOnt buy parts from a dealer, they are 40% higher than retail. A brake shop will run you in the range of $150 to replace the caliper and pads one one axle, about $300 on both rear (replace both is recommended). Mike
Very easy!! Loosen brake line from caliper, remove two bolts from caliper remove. put new caliper on install bolts, connect brake line, blead air out. Do drivers side first. Same on passenger side,your done.
you can buy brake line at a parts store that has ends all ready on it . you may have to buy a hand bender if there is sharp bends other wise bend by hand . every bend will shorten length . it is best to take old one off and match up .
No need to run the engine. Start the bleed procedure from the caliper farthest from the master cylinder, and work toward it. This means bleed the passenger rear first, then the driver rear, then passenger front, then driver front. Don't stop bleeding any caliper until you get three or so consecutive streams of air-free fluid through the bleeder. Monitor the level of fluid in the cylinder, and be sure the cap is on while bleeding - only open it to add additional fluid as needed.