Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Brake Hose

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Hose


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Fig. Fig. 1View of the front brake hose and line routing

  1. Separate the steel line from the hose using a back up wrench on the fitting.
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  3. Remove the clip retainer from the frame bracket.
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  5. Clean the dirt from the hose to the caliper connection and remove the bolt retaining the hose to the caliper.
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  7. Cover the open lines to prevent contamination.
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To install:

  1. Install the hose to the caliper using new gaskets. Tighten the mounting bolt to 32 ft. lbs.
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The hose must be positioned with the male fitting against the machined shoulder on the caliper to assure proper hose positioning.

  1. Insert the hose into the frame bracket. This end of the hose will properly mate to the bracket in one direction only.
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The hose should enter the bracket with a slight twist of about 20° of the hose.

  1. Install the clip retainer.
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  3. Install the steel line to the hose using a back up wrench on the hose and tighten to 18 ft. lbs.
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  5. Bleed all brakes.
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Rear Hose


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Fig. Fig. 2Underbody brake line routing

  1. Clean the dirt from both hose connections.
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  3. Separate the hose from the steel line by turning the double flare connector out of the hose fitting.
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  5. Remove the U-shaped retainer from the hose fitting and withdraw the hose from the support bracket.
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  7. Separate the rear brake lines from the hose connector (at axle) by turning the flare nuts out of the hose connector. Cover the open ports and lines.
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  9. Remove the axle cover bolt holding the hose connector and remove the hose.
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To install:

  1. Install the hose connector with the axle cover bolt and tighten to 20 ft. lbs.
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  3. Install the brake lines to the hose connector and tighten the flare nuts to 18 ft. lbs.
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  5. With the weight of the car on the wheels, pass the female end of the hose through the support bracket. The female fitting will fit the bracket in only one position. Insert the hose fitting into the hole in the support bracket in a position that has the least twist.
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CAUTION
Proper positioning of the hose is necessary to maintain correct hose-to-suspension clearance through full movement of the suspension.

  1. Install the U-shaped retainer to secure the hose in the support bracket.
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  3. Install the brake line and tighten to 18 ft. lbs.
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CAUTION
Make sure the hose does not touch other parts during suspension travel. If it does remove the hose retainer and rotate the female hose end in the support bracket in the appropriate direction, replace the retainer and reinspect.

  1. Bleed all brakes.
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