Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Brake Hoses and Lines

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INSPECTION



  1. Inspect all connections for signs of leakage.
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  3. Replace any hose that shows signs of wear, scuffing or loss of rubber coating.
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  5. Replace any hose or line that becomes kinked or creased.
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  7. Replace any hose that shows signs of cracking or cutting.
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  9. Replace any hose that appears swollen.
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  11. Replace any line that shows signs of corrosion.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Clean the connections thoroughly before opening them.
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  3. Have handy some means of capping the line remaining in the vehicle so as to prevent excessive fluid loss.
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  5. Use a wrench of the exact size necessary to loosen the fitting. Avoid using an adjustable wrench or pliers, as brake line fittings are easily rounded off.
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  7. When replacing a brake hose connected to a brake caliper, always replace the copper gasket under the union.
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  9. Front brake hoses are usually connected to the metal line at a junction attached to the frame or a suspension member. In many cases, there is a U-shaped clip which must be driven out to free the junction.
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  11. When installing a brake hose or line, observe the following torques, where possible:
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