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Old 11-18-2006, 11:06 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by JBK
Thanks again. One question; are there two lines, one a hard and one a hose, or is the supply line a hose and there is only one? I just peeked and didn't see a hard line, but then again, I didn't jack it up to get a good look. I will be replacing the hose tomorrow.

You should have steel lines running to a point on the framenear the mount for the upper control arm, where it attaches to the brake hose. You will have this on both sides. Make sure you replace the copper washers on the caliper end of the hose. Used washers can leak, causing a low pedal and fluid loss. The end of the hose at the frame has a spring clip that holds it in a bracket to keep it from getting entangled in the wheels/rotors. You can usually get the clip off with a small flathead screwdriver, and put it back on by shoving it on with a pair of pliers.

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Old 11-18-2006, 01:39 PM   #16
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O-K, so it is one HOSE going to the brake instead of a solid line. Why do they use a hose rather than a line like in other applications? Never mind, it is for flexibility with the steering wheels. DUH.
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:34 PM   #17
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If I remember correctly the brake hoses are different left to right. Make sure your parts guy gets the rights one. Also, make sure the surface of the caliper is very clean when you install the new washers. I had a hard time curing a leak on my "new" passenger side brake line until I removed it and found a speck of dirt under the washer.

Also, make sure you bleed the brake lines well. This is a good time to invest in a vacuum bleeder and purge all of the old brake fluid from the lines. Ideally you should do this on the rear system as well.

There are some threads on how to do this on a motorhome. Many say you can "gravity bleed" the system, but I found the vacuum to be more effective and much faster.
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:09 PM   #18
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I had a problem getting hoses to fit the calipers, the holes in the ends of the hoses were too small, and would not accept the banjo bolts. It would be a good idea if you take one of the hoses with you to comparre.
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:40 PM   #19
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Agree ,take the hose along, as I myself have been given the wrong hoses
for the GM motorhomes .There can be different ones for sure .The hose has about 3 to 4 " of hard line at the calipar end as you will see upon removal of hose ,just make certain they are the same as your old hoses,and replace both now .don't do the job twice ,if ones bad the other is right behind it .

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See photo to the left.

That's an Airbus.

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Old 02-04-2007, 06:32 AM   #21
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Not having checked prices anywhere else I was thinking that the current prices at Mill Supply Index were pretty good for things like calipers and rotors. Take a look on their step van web pages.

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