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Old 09-04-2010, 09:08 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

remove the line ends

open the clamps

set up the tools, measureing tape, magic marker, cutter, and flareing tool kit. remember that brake lines require a double flare

set the line you removede next to the new one

measure the 1st bend

make mark on new line

place center of bender on mark, and bend

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


set up the flaring tool, with the double flare adapter in it

remove the adapter, and flare it again

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

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

tap the clamp lightly with screwdriver handle to lock in the line

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.

check for leaks, if none, your all done. thanks go out to Bud & Jr for help in makeing this thread
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Nice job, Charlie....that was easy! Nice to have that EASY button.
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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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