Question about 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Brake Hose replacement - 1996 Ford Explorer

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 46 Answers

  • Clean around the old brake lines carefully before removing them to prevent any gunk or debris from getting into the brake line connections.
  • Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap, cover it with some plastic wrap and replace the cap. This prevents too much fluid from leaking out when changing the brake hoses.
  • Take the tire off of the car and loosen the brake lines at each end. Plug the brake line at the fender to prevent too much fluid leakage. Save the washers and reuse them after removing the old brake line.
  • Line up the new brake line hex nut with the bracket and hand tighten it before putting the metal clips back on. Tighten with a wrench after the clips are in place.
  • Make sure to torque the brake lines to the manufacturers' specifications for the brakes to work properly.
  • Repeat the process for each tire and brake line on your car.
  • Bleed the brakes as necessary after replacing the brake lines and make sure you have plenty of brake fluid in your reservoir.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

How to install rear brake calipers on 79 pontiac firebird

Hello Allan,

Follow the link for the instructions your need to replace your rear brake calipers:

Repair Guides Front Disc Brakes Brake Caliper AutoZone com

Jul 27, 2016 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

Why is my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer brake pedal not releasing?

See if the return spring on the brake pedal is connected or may be stretched. This is a pretty good sized spring that is attached to the pedal arm and connects to the body up under the dash.

Jan 12, 2015 | 2003 Chevrolet Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1 Answer

Drain brake fluid

check for fluid leaks at hoses , pipes and brake callipers and cylinder units. Pull the vacuum hose off the booster and check for brake fluid in the hose. (wet). Repair the fault-replace calliper leaks, replace wheel cylinders , replace brake lines and replace the brake booster.

Fill with brake fluid and bleed out starting at the longest line first and finishing at the shortest.

Sep 03, 2014 | 1992 Nissan Sentra 4 Door

2 Answers

Brake Line Replacement on 1996 Olds Ciera

If you need to replace a brake line, you're going to have to bleed the line of air once you remove the broken one. I would highly suggest having an Autozone Tech. explain how to get that accomplished (they have always been very helpful to me).

Nov 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My brake hose ripped Can it be. Fixed or i need

if the hose is ripped then the only way to fix is to repace the hose and bleed the system that the hose feeds brake fluid to.

Nov 03, 2013 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Need to replace front left brake hose

There are a few reasons to replace the front brake hose on your vehicle. The most common reason that you would need to change the hose is a leak. If you have a leak in your brake hose, it can cause your brakes to malfunction. The front brake hose supplies brake fluid to your front brakes. The front brake hose runs from your brakes' master cylinder to your front brake calipers. When the brake calipers do not have the required amount of brake fluid, they will not push down the brake pads on the rotor and stop your vehicle. However, replacing the front brake hose on your vehicle is not a hard project. Though this is an easy repair, there are a few very important steps that you must follow to ensure your vehicle is safe. Follow these steps to replace your front brake hose and get your vehicle safely back on the road.

Step 1 - Set Up

The first thing you need to do for this repair is to jack up your vehicle and remove the tire. Place your jack stand in safe area so that the vehicle can not fall. This is a very important safety measure. Next, place a container under the front brake hose. This will catch the brake fluid for proper disposal.
Step 2 - Remove Old Hose

Before you can put on your new front brake hose, you have to remove the old one. To do this, take your line wrench and back out the hose fitting in the master cylinder. After you have that fitting loose, remove the fitting on the brake caliber. Once you have the hose loose, use a screwdriver to remove the hose clamps that hold the hose in place.
Step 3 - Installing New Hose

Now that you have the old front brake hose removed, you are ready to install the new hose. This is the reverse process to step 2. First, take your line wrench and tighten the hose fitting back into the master cylinder. Next, attach the other end of the hose into the brake caliber. Finally, reattach the hose clamps to keep the hose in place.

When tightening the hose, it is very important not to cross tread the fitting. This will cause the fitting to leak. Also be careful to not overtighten. You can easily break or crack the fitting.
Step 4 - Bleeding the Brakes

The final and most important step in the repair is to bleed the brakes, which involves getting all the air out of the front brake hose. This will make your brakes work properly. To bleed the brakes, you need someone to work the brake pedal on the inside of the vehicle. You need to stay near the brake caliber.

Have the person inside the vehicle pump the brakes 3 times and hold the pedal down on the third time. While he is holding the pedal, you need to back off the nut and the caliber. Do this process a few times until all the air is out. Then replace the wheel and test drive your vehicle.

Car Performance Chip

Aug 15, 2012 | Plymouth Breeze Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Hose leaking brake fluid. under drivers side . just put in new brakes and rotors

If the brake calipar was left hanging by the hose instead of being tied up,that puts a strain on the hose and the brake line causing it to crack or break. The hose needs to be replaced, and the brake system bled of air.

Aug 13, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Right front brake is locking. Was replace 1 week

Either the brake caliper is the problem,or the brake hose going to the caliper is colasped .Replace the brake hose.

Mar 21, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Brake line diagram

Brake Lines and Hoses
Double-walled steel line is used in the hydraulic lines between the brake master cylinder and the front tube connector, and between the brake master cylinder and the flexible brake hose at the rear wheels.
Double-flared brake lines provide good leak-proof connections.
When replacing hydraulic brake lines, hoses, or connectors, tighten all connections securely. After replacement, bleed the brake system; refer to Section 206-00 .
The wet appearance of the outer cover of the rubber brake hose is referred to as "sweating." This is a normal condition for neoprene rayon braid hose and is not a sign of leakage or cause for replacement of the hose.

Hydraulic Brake System Components — Non-ABS

Item Part Number Description 1 2005 Power Brake Booster 2 2455 Brake Pedal 3 2261 Rear Wheel Cylinder 4 2552 Rear Disc Brake Caliper— (Mexico Only) 5 2B120 Disc Brake Caliper—, Front 6 2B091 Brake Pressure Control Valves 7 2140 Brake Master Cylinder

May 02, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Tracer

2 Answers

Front brakes draging and over heating

This one had me stumped for a while. The above solution should work. The reason a brake hose can cause this is that if they over-crimp the piece of metal in the middle of the brake hose that holds it in place and/or the rubber in the hose swells too much as it ages, the passage through the hose can close off where it goes through that metal piece. Once this happens, the brake brake fluid can still force its way through the hose when you step on the brake, but the caliper will be unable to fully release. This will overheating everything and cause the brake pads to wear very quickly.

Jun 06, 2008 | 1995 Dodge Neon

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Explorer Logo

Related Topics:

202 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides