Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Brake Hoses and Pipes



All brake lines and hoses should be checked for rust, holes, kinks, tears or any sign of deterioration. Any hose showing these signs should be replaced. Always replace brake hose or line with parts specifically designed for braking systems. Parts that are not designed for brake systems can fail under the extreme pressure in the system.

The brake system lines can be replaced by disconnecting them at their mounting points along the underside of the vehicle and at the components that they attach to. Tighten brake lines-to-brake hoses to 10 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

The brake hoses, which are rubber, are located at each wheel. They can be replaced by disconnecting them from the brake line and then from the caliper or wheel cylinder. Tighten all brake hose-to-wheel cylinder fittings to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). Brake hoses-to-caliper connections should be tightened to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).

Always bleed the brake system after replacing any of the components.