Leaking steel brake line

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  1. jackson4212

    jackson4212 Junior Member

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    I have a large leak in my front left steel brake like coming out of the Abs to the front right tire. I dont know what line to buy what fittings or what size in general. 98 5.2L Laramie
     
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    i am pretty sure you would need 3/16" brake line and 3/8"-24 fittings to replace a steel brake line on one of these things.
     
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    My 96 ctd had different size fittings on each end so watch for that but my same line leaked

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    i think it would depend on what line is leaking. there are a couple fittings that sometimes have to be re-used but i am pretty sure the one he is replacing shouldn't be anything special. usually the special fittings are on the master cylinder and the input on the proportioning valve.
     
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    The output on the proportioning valve was a larger size than the hard to soft line to the actual caliper

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    Well if he does have to re-use fittings all it takes is a 3/16" drill bit and a drill. I have done it many times on the fittingside that are not standard
     
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    Are the fittings reusable? Can I get away with just getting a new line? Is there a method to bending the new line or can I get a tool to bend the new line and just have at it


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    Also, do I put nylon tape or something on the threads of the fittings?


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    i would personally recommend replacing any fittings that you can and only re-use what you must.

    no you don't need any nylon tape. the fitting clamps the line to the other side
     
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    Can I bleed just that one line or would that bleed the master cylinder as well?
     

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