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I need to know how to properly replace the brake hose.

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There is no improper way to do it. Plan on fluid coming out of that hose and the line it is connected to. Remove the old hose. Install the new hose.
IMPORTANT: Bleed the line by having someone press and hold the brake peddle while you open the bleed screw at the wheel. (You could connect a small piece of plastic fish tank air line to the bleed screw to catch the fluid and allow you to conduct it to a bottle or jar.)
After a few seconds, retighten the bleed screw and have your helper pump and hold down the brake peddle again. Then you open the bleed screw again.

Repeat until no air comes out (fluid only).

Next, add DOT 3 brake fluid to the master cylinder.
Test for leaks.

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