The left rear brake line on our 00 MC rusted through and caused a loss of brake fluid and stopping power. Luckily, the car wasn't far from the house when it happened so my son was able to limp home.
I ordered a complete brake line set and am now removing all of the brake lines to replace them.
One thing I noticed, though. On the ABS master cylinder, the lines don't appear to be connected to the correct channels. I thought that the rear lines would be together on one channel and the front lines would be on the other channel. That way, a loss of brake fluid on one channel will leave you with enough braking power on the other. On my 00 MC, it appears that the left side brake lines are on one channel and the right side lines are on the other.
The previous owner of the car had told me he'd had one of the brake lines replaced before so I'm wondering if his mechanic didn't put things together correctly.
See the attached drawing. I'm assuming that 1/2 are on one channel and 3/4 are on the other on the ABS master cylinder.
The way this is set up, a loss of brake fluid loss on the left rear would cause a loss of braking power on the left side of the car so braking would pull the car to one side. Or am I my misunderstanding in that in the case of an ABS system it doesn't matter because the ABS will compensate for any situation?
Does anybody have a brake line diagram for a 2000 Monte Carlo SS starting from the ABS master cylinder?
Thanks in advance!