blew hard brake line

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  1. hepp04hoe

    hepp04hoe Full Access Member

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    blew front left hard brake line tonight while pulling trailer with mower! I'm pretty sure it's the one that goes from ABS module to the front left caliper. has anyone replaced this? if so any tips or idea how long of new piece I need to replace it? or is the dorman stainless steel kit the way to go? any input would be great!
     
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    I blew a hard brake line a few months ago but it was in the back. Mine below because the shop I had re-seal the rear diff didn't put the bolt back through the "tie down" that holds the rear brake line steady. I feel for you. I had absolutely no brakes except E-brake and that was poorly adjusted and barely helped. Sorry I can't provide insights on fixing yours.
     
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    ive always just removed the solid line and measured it out. alot of auto parts stores sell premade lengths with proper ends already on them. after that time and patience in bending the hose into a usable shape. a little extra length won't hurt either. anywhere the pipe makes a straight line just add an extra bend to take up the extra length. just be sure to get enough proper bends so you can reattach it to brackets where the original one was.
     
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    I did the Dorman pre-bent stainless kit a month or so ago. The fit is pretty good. It requires a lot of patience to do though. Snaking everything between the body and frame, and loosening the line on the ABS is a slow process.
     
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    Take a look at NiCopp lines. Good reviews and better corrosion resistance than the stainless.
     

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