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Old 10-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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brake lines

so i got some longer brake lines and i want to put them on. but unfortuantly i do not know how so i figured id come to the experts. could somebody take me step by step though the process if bleeding the brakes and everything pics would be helpful thanks a lot in advance

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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For the fronts, remove the old brake lines from your calipers,( banjo fitting ) discard the crush washers, save the bolt that you take out unless you ave new ones. Look upstream right above the bracket that is attached to the wheel well/frame, there is another connection there 7/16 or 1/2 inch wrench I can't remember. disconnect from there and plumb in the new line, mine had a new bracket that required a little tweaking. make sure you install the new crush washers or you'll have a mess. Get a buddy to sit in the drivers seat ( once everything is installed and tight ) you will see your bleeder ports at the back side of the caliper, they usually have a little rubber boot over them. Have brake fluid on hand, you'll need it, and a small rubber hose to fit over the bleeder. bleed the brakes

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Old 10-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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Always bleed the furthest line from the master cyliner first and work your way closer (pass. rear, driver, rear, pass. front, driver front)

Here's a good tip for any old connection: Use some Pb blaster or CRC spray and pre-soak all the connections for a while (overnight if you can) then when your ready to separate them, tighten the fittings (just a crack), hit them with a little more Pb then loosen them. My brother use to be a Ford mechanic and since he taught me that, I've never stripped a thread since.

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