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How-to » Brakes » Hydraulic System » How to Replace a Brake Hose
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Brake Hose

PARTS
  • Brake Fluid
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This guide requires the following supplies:
  • Brake Cleaner

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Park your vehicle on a solid level surface. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels.
2
Loosen the front wheel lug nuts but do not remove. Using a floor jack, lift up the front of your vehicle and support it with jack stands.
3
Remove the front wheels and set them aside. Locate the brake hoses attached to the brake calipers.
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4
Place a drain pan under the brake hose. Remove the brake hose from the metal brake line at the frame.
5
Plug the metal brake line to prevent brake fluid seepage.
6
Remove the banjo bolt holding the brake hose to the caliper. Remove the brake hose. Discard the copper washers.
7
Attach the new brake hose to the caliper using new copper washers. Tighten the banjo bolt to the manufacturer's specifications.
8
Remove the plug and attach the new brake hose to the metal brake line. Tighten the fitting.
9
Fill the master cylinder reservoir with new brake fluid.
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10
Bleed the brake system.
11
Top off the master cylinder reservoir with new fluid.
12
Inspect the brake system for leaks. Road test the vehicle to verify the repair.
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