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1999 Durango brake line leak

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?

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    Hi, I have the same brake problem as the other person described. What would you suggest?

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    same exact proble.

  • burntnuckles Aug 14, 2008

    Yes I too am dealing with it and my friend had the same issue. There had been a recall back in 1999. The tank has to be removed. Floor jack it down and try to keep it empty due to the weight of fuel. TGood luck it can be done.

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    hi,

    I do have same problem , brake line from front to the rear brake hose junction is leaking exactly on side of front bracket of rear left spring set behind fuel tank .If any one may have easy way how to replace it without taking fuel tank out i will apreciated thant you .

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    1999 Dodge Durango brake line rubbed into the same as above. Was there a recall and is it still covered under the recall?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    My brake line just rusted out drivers side by gas tank 1999 dodge durango.

  • Bowtie Guy Feb 08, 2009

    Hi,

    I am currently fixing the same problem.Main line down the frame.I am waiting for my parts to show due to being back ordered.I am changing all other brake lines off of the line union block on the front of the frame just under the firewall.I was going to use brake tubing and make my own,but have found out there are several different fittings used on each line.I figured it was better to just order them before driving myself nuts with adapters.Luckily Dodge still makes them.Hope this was helpful.

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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...

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They are available from dodge

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