Questions tagged [brake-lines]

Pipe, hose or tube containing either the air or fluid that will apply pressure for the brakes.

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Modifying a brake line fitting

I recently took it upon myself to replace the brake line from the block splitter thing by the master cylinder to the rear brakes on a project I have been working on. After ordering brake fittings (...
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How to diagnose/repair a leak where the brake line feeds the caliper

I'm struggling to diagnose and repair a leak right where the brake line feeds into the caliper. I've replaced the copper washers, the banjo bolt, and even the caliper itself, all to no avail. I'm ...
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Protecting/preventing brake lines' nut seizing by corrosion: paint? Grease?

We all know old cars, or those in harsh nature conditions often suffer of having seized nuts by corrosion in the brake lines to calipers and cylinders, and even in the master cylinder. As I live in an ...
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Can spongy brakes lead to skidding?

I recently flushed my non-ABS motorcycle rear brake line with new fluid using a little hand vacuum pump, but accidentally initially let the brake fluid drop below the "low" marker on the master ...
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How do I bleed the master cylinder and check the booster for fluid?

We bled the brakes after replacing the 4 brake hoses that run to the calipers since a hose burst the other day. We bled them, and the brakes still feel spongy and the fluid is decreasing ever so ...
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How to remove brake line nut without stripping?

I started to remove one of the brake line nuts from the master cylinder with a box wrench and it began to strip on me. I didn't let it strip much so I went and got some flange nut wrenches and it ...
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Does a '99 Dakota brake lines use a bubble flare or a double flare?

The long brake line from the front to the rear in my '98 Dodge Dakota rotted out and I'm half-way through replacing it. (The title says '99 Dakota because the brakes are the '99 design.) I'm ...
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Is this the correct brake union for my cylinder?

I'm replacing the rear brake cylinder on my 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3. Although the cylinder comes with the bleeder nut, it doesn't come with the union nut that is used to connect the brake hose to the ...
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

I'm planning on replacing a leaky section of brake line for the rear driver side wheel on my 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3 Gsi. The section of brake hose is relatively short, with one end connected to the ...
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Replaced busted brake line but the brakes still don't work

I have a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche with a broken brake line. We replaced the broken brake line, added new fluid and bled the brakes for about an hour and there still seems to be air in the lines or ...
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How can you tell when rusted metal brake lines should be changed?

My 2000 Nissan Altima has some rust on the metal brake lines. Is there a way to tell when they should be replaced?