Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Brake Hoses

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INSPECTION & REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Brake hose clip removal/installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the flexible rubber brake hoses, loosen ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... and remove the attaching bolt from the hose fitting



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Fig. Fig. 4: Pay attention to these copper gaskets which seal the bolt to the hose and the hose to the brake connectionbe sure the sealing surfaces are free of any grit or dirt

  1. Clean the brake hose thoroughly before inspecting it.
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  3. Check all flexible hoses for any signs of swelling, cracking or brittleness. Replace any hose that shows any of these symptoms.
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  5. Check the hoses for any sign that they are rubbing against any other component. If shiny marks or scuffing is found, determine what the hose is rubbing against and correct the problem. If scuffing has removed [cf2]any material from the hose, replace it.
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  7. Check brake pipes for corrosion or dents. Replace any damaged pipe.
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  9. Check all connections for signs of leakage. Check threads for damage.
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  11. When disconnecting hoses and pipes, remove the retaining clip AFTER loosening the flare nut at the joint. When tightening fitting