How-to » Brakes » Hydraulic System » How to Replace a Brake Hose

How to Replace a Brake Hose

Select Vehicle

Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Brake Fluid
Tools
Difficulty

Moderate

Edit Guide

Steps

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.
6964
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.
6962
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.
Help improve this guide!  Edit
Did you find this guide helpful? 

advertisement
 

Guide Contributors

  • my_ynoh at AutoMD.com
  • Help improve this guide and be a top contributor!
 
advertisement