How to Replace a Brake Hose

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Brake Hose . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Floor Jack
  • Screwdriver
  • Drain Pan
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • Jack Stand Set
  • Brake Fluid
  • Brake Hose

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $76.21 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $241.74 parts and labor

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  • Secure your vehicle on a flat surface. Apply parking brake.
  • Break the lug nuts of front wheels loose before jacking up your vehicle.
  • Using a floor jack, lift the front of the vehicle up. Put logs behind the rear wheels.
  • Secure the vehicle on jack stands to ensure your safety.
  • Take the front wheels away by removing the lug nuts completely.
  • Look for the brake hoses connected to the brake calipers. And locate the damaged one.
  • Put drain pan under the damaged brake hose. Disconnect the brake hose from the metal brake line.
  • To avoid dripping of fluid, put a stopper on its edge.
  • Take the brake hose out by removing the banjo bolt. Also remove the copper washer.
  • Take a new brake hose and connect it to the brake caliper along with new copper washer. Secure the brake hose with banjo bolt.
  • Take the stopper away from the metal brake line and connect it with the new brake hose. Secure them properly to avoid any leak.
  • Add new brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir.
  • Bleed the braking system properly to ensure that it works perfectly.
  • Examine the brake hoses for any sign of leaks. Take a small drive and make certain braking system is properly working.

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