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Old 09-04-2010, 08:08 PM
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how to replace a brake line

replaced the line over the rear on the 90 f 250 today, and thought Id take ya'll along for the ride.
find the leak
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remove the line ends
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open the clamps
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set up the tools, measureing tape, magic marker, cutter, and flareing tool kit. remember that brake lines require a double flare
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set the line you removede next to the new one
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measure the 1st bend
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make mark on new line
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place center of bender on mark, and bend
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continue this process untill all bends are made. the line is too long at this point, so measure, mark, and cut it with the tubing cutter. do not use a hack saw, it will leave a rough edge
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set up the flaring tool, with the double flare adapter in it
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remove the adapter, and flare it again
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flare should look like this. if it has any rough edges, clean it up with some emery paper, make sure to blow off any dust
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put line back on, use care to keep it straight when starting it, or you will cross thread the brass, and have to start over
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tap the clamp lightly with screwdriver handle to lock in the line
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hook up other end, and clean off all spilled brake fluid with brake clean
bleed the brakes, I use a clear tube into a clear jar, so you can see the bubbles.
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check for leaks, if none, your all done. thanks go out to Bud & Jr for help in makeing this thread
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:41 AM
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Nice job, Charlie....that was easy! Nice to have that EASY button.
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Nice to have that BUD button.
hahaha, fixed it for ya Bud
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very well done Charlie
should help a few folks--I know many that won't attempt a hard line problem~~
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very well done Charlie
should help a few folks--I know many that won't attempt a hard line problem~~
you one of them? bring er on up to the house, I'll fix er for ya!!!
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Really like your tube bender, great info. should've seen the silly straw line I had to make for the subaru.
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Great job Chalrlie and company.
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Really like your tube bender, great info. should've seen the silly straw line I had to make for the subaru.
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thanks, the bender is old, like me. hahahaha. did the lines on a 84 subaru 1 time. wow. tight little car, that one.

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Great job Chalrlie and company.
thanks, mabe the powers that be can clean these threads up, and make a collection for people to view when they want to see how involved a project is
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