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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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hey all , after a steller day in backcountry skiing,i got home and discovered a rusted line puncture, thinking iwill tackle my self,located both ends rear diff area to center of truck frame to connection,thankfully.guestion is do i need a line bender,or bend to match, runnind from front to rear is this a whole system bleed or just rear drivers wheel or both rear,the line runs along drive side frame about six feet my guess,icant see the rear connection as its tucked up verticaly to a main wheel rubber line ,any input on this appreciated..
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What vehicle are you working on? Some newer vehicles has a different bleeding procedure.


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I have a 94 f-250 2wd,diesel 7.3 ...
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Ok, in that case you'll only need to bleed the rear brakes, once the line is replaced. Bleed the right (pass side) first. Very typical on those trucks for the brakeline to rot somewhere behind the front duel tank. Gotta be careful to make the tight bend at the rear crossmember. You can do it by hand...just don't kink it. If it kinks, start over. As for tools, it depends on the tubing you're buying. You can buy the tubing in a bulk roll and flare it yourself, but you'll need a double flare kit to make the flare. Or you can buy pre-flared pieces and use a couple of different lenghts. Napa sells them.

I know a guys have trouble bleeding the rear brakes on those trucks and it has something to do with the R.A.B.S. (rear antilock brake system) which is located under the cab near the front. I forget how to deal with that part, as far as bleeding goes.


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yes,napa said they would flare ends too,but then i also have to be more careful with bends,conections are tight,so i soaked them,lq wrench and i got soaked twice by sleet called it a day try again tomorrow weather permitting...we get all this rain ,but we also get all that snow in exchange, thx for insight i will try again .
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Should start spraying the bleeders with wd40 too. Guarantied they aren't coming loose easily! I sometimes use a fine tip propane torch to heat up around the outside of bleeder, then I hit it with wd40, let it soak in, then crack them.


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Should start spraying the bleeders with wd40 too. Guarantied they aren't coming loose easily! I sometimes use a fine tip propane torch to heat up around the outside of bleeder, then I hit it with wd40, let it soak in, then crack them.
i second adding some heat to the bleeders..
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ah yes got a spot on buddys hoist so today will be alot more productive, will do with the heat ,sounds little easier,a think ill do a good walk around as well ive only had her 4 months so things are going to happen ,shes a talker but good looking, cheers ...
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