See Figure 1
- Inspect all connections for signs of leakage.
- Replace any hose that shows signs of wear, scuffing or loss of rubber coating.
- Replace any hose or line that becomes kinked or creased.
- Replace any hose that shows signs of cracking or cutting.
- Replace any hose that appears swollen.
- Replace any line that shows signs of corrosion.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Clean the connections thoroughly before opening them.
- Have handy some means of capping the line remaining in the vehicle so as to prevent excessive fluid loss.
- 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.
- When replacing a brake hose connected to a brake caliper, always replace the copper gasket under the union.
- 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.
- When installing a brake hose or line, observe the torques, where possible. Refer to the Torque Specifications Chart at the end of this section.