Question about 1999 Dodge Durango
The rear main brake line has rusted throughand has a leak above the left front spring mount. Do I have to remove the fuel tank to access the line & since this is a 1 piece unit,is it available through dodge service parts? Would it be easier to use aftermarket tubing & a tubing bender to do this re-routing from the ABS to the rear hose junction?
I have just done this job with aftermarket brake lines in three pieces, two 40" and one 30" joined by unions. I did not take the tank down, it is possible to reach the clips holding the brake line from the top reaching in with your fingers from the outside reaching over the frame. Make sure to have good light and a flashlight at hand. Above each clip holding the electric cable run you see next to the tank there is also a slot (in the same clip) for holding the brake line. I used the two long pieces in the rear and slid one in place, then joined it with the second one the short piece I used to do the final bend up to the junction block. The uninon for that one to the other two conveniently ended up right behind the front most clip holding the brake line and the fuel line to the chassis. I am not sure if I saved time or effort doing it this way I just shyed away from bringing down the tank as all I jacked up the car with was drive on ramps and there was not much space under it. Also the brake line did not conveniently burst when I had an almost empty tank to handle but the other way around...
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
They are available from dodge
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
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