How much to replace a front brake line - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
evs
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 31
How much to replace a front brake line

My 99 tj front right brake line has a crack in it. My foot went right to the floor about a mile from home today. Thanks for standards. It was getting dark so I didn't have time to do it. As soon as my girlfriend stepped on the brake I could see it squirting out.Are the couplers hard to get off, especially near the brake. Dang that metal tube runs up to the front and over. by the radiator, then to the brake. I might let the shop do it. Whats reasonable for a shop price?

evs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Herbie424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Shore MA
Posts: 66
What line is it? I had to replace my driver's side line from master cylinder to the brake. Bought a pre bent one from the dealership for under 20$ I think and took all of five minuets to install.

Herbie424 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
evs
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 31
Front passenger side brake line

I've never replaced brake lines before. When I remove the fastener near the MC will the fluid just flow out? I might let the shop do this line but I need to replace the others coming from the Master Cyclinder. The metal ones are rusty.
evs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-12-2013, 07:21 AM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
yoopone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Suburban Chicago and the UP of Michigan
Posts: 596
If one goes bad the other 3 are right behind it. I would replace the set. Quadratec sells pre-bent sets. Easy replacement, just a little time consuming. Then you need to bleed the entire system. Sounds like you are a little unsure of your brake system skills, you may want to have a shop do them. But I would replace the others too.
__________________
1989 YJ
1997 TJ
1999 TJ
2006 TJ
2005 TJ Rubicon
yoopone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-07-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoopone View Post
If one goes bad the other 3 are right behind it. I would replace the set. Quadratec sells pre-bent sets. Easy replacement, just a little time consuming. Then you need to bleed the entire system. Sounds like you are a little unsure of your brake system skills, you may want to have a shop do them. But I would replace the others too.
My front passenger-side hard brake line started to leak also. This is the one from master cylinder to passenger-side caliper. It runs across the front sway bar, grill, under radiator. I also have a/c.

How did you install this line? What did you have to remove to get access so the new line fit?
autopc25 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2014, 08:20 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 183
Which will be easier for the front passenger-side brake line? A pre-formed line or a plain 3/16 line from a parts shop I bend myself? I am leaning towards the whole stainless pre-formed set because other lines are probably going to burst sooner then later.
autopc25 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
04TJst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by autopc25 View Post
my front passenger-side hard brake line started to leak also. This is the one from master cylinder to passenger-side caliper. It runs across the front sway bar, grill, under radiator. I also have a/c. How did you install this line? What did you have to remove to get access so the new line fit?
a
04TJst is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Brunetti4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 32
If you get the preformed lines you can't go wrong! I'd never buy a set and make them myself again after installing the complete set on my tj. To get to the passenger side line it drops from the master cyl and travels all the way down by the steering box along the front bumper frame and back up to the passenger side rubber line. I just removed my front bumper and the plastic cover and with a little persuasion it popped right into place and snapped right into the factory clips that hold the lines. And the same all the way around. Just make sure if you do replace all of the lines, when you go to bleed the brakes start at passenger rear, driver rear, pass front, then finally do driver front.
Hope this helps.
Brunetti4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-09-2014, 10:07 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
WalleysTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 23
Just a tip...but when you go to replace the hard lines, crimp and cut off the old lines about 1" from the fitting. That way you can go ahead and remove the old line and run the new line all while not having to worry about your fluid level running empty. Then you just unbolt the fitting and attach the new line.

Another tip...attach the new line at the master cylinder first to let the fluid gravity feed to the caliper end. Makes bleeding later a whole lot quicker. And always remember to bleed all the brakes starting at the longest line to the shortest any time you open the lines to air. Passenger rear, drivers rear, passenger front, drivers front.

Have fun, use the correct size wrench and keep a pair of vice grips handy!

WalleysTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC