How to replace the steel brake line on Ford Focus 2000 SE

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Asked by Oct 11, 2013 at 09:42 PM about the Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, my name is Chris. I was trying to replace the Caliper and I think I accidental made a
small crack on the steel brake line.  I tried to remove the brake line but I have no idea
where it's coming from. I don't know how to remove it. or where to remove it. Can someone
please tell me how to replace the steel brake line on Ford Focus 2000 SE.

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your question is too vague. You need to be mechanically inclined to replace brake lines. Are you leaking brake fluid? or is the pedal spongy because you have air in the system, because you did not bleed the system after replacing the caliper?

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I didn't' connect the new caliper yet. I cracked the brake line while I was trying to remove the old caliper.

535

a caliper should have a flex hose. so you speak of a wheel cylinder, for a drum brake, which will be a rear wheel yes?

50

no. It's the front brake. driver side. CALIPER is connected to the HOSE and hose is connected to the steal pipe. that's the one cracked. CALIPER-->HOSE-->STEEL PIPE

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Like Petey mentioned, it's a tougher job than you think and requires some work. You will need to use a line wrench, disconnect it at the hose and find the next flange end to remove. Finding a new section from the dealer will be tough. Most muffler/brake shops will be able to fab a new piece for you. If you get the old one off, you can take it them to bend a new piece with the flanged connections. Worst case is you have the car towed. This video will give you an idea on what is involved....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Im2NVo1aw0

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Thanks Tom, I will try.

5,645

Some auto shops make brake lines call around but it must be replaced before driving the car! At this point your brake system WILL FAIL, in the future be careful handling calipers use an old wire clothes hanger to hold it and never kink the the rubber line either as it destroys it from the inside out!

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