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Old 11-24-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
deputystoneman
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rusted brake lines

I have a 1993 f-150. it appears to have a leaking rusted brake line over
the left rear. brake fluid is leaking off the spare tire carrier.

is this difficult to repair? is there an on line diagram of the brake
line or is chiltons the best route?


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Old 11-24-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
JimV
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Re: rusted brake lines

deputystoneman wrote:
> I have a 1993 f-150. it appears to have a leaking rusted brake line over
> the left rear. brake fluid is leaking off the spare tire carrier.
>
> is this difficult to repair? is there an on line diagram of the brake
> line or is chiltons the best route?
>
>


The factory service manual. I doubt Chiltons has any brake line layout
info. Changing rusty brake lines is always a pain in the ass job, but
doable if you're comfortable working on cars. You'll need a good
penetrating oil and flare nut wrenches. Any parts store will have
replacement lines. Of course you'll need to bleed them after.
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Old 11-25-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: rusted brake lines

Chances are there are othere lines ready to go also. This is why NAPA
sells complete lines already prebent in sets. I'm not trying to sell
you anything, but that's an option to avoid home made flares and
bending.
I think most people just do a rough measurement and buy pre-flared
lines in slightly longer lengths and install them. Replacing only a bad
section in the middle requires more tools and ability.

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