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brake hose position on the caliper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by misfit, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. misfit

    misfit 1/2 ton status

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    my new calipers and hoses (1/2 ton fronts from a 74) will not stop leaking. what position should the hose be in, ive seen more than one. the "ears" on the hose appear to be sitting on a rim cast into the caliper. can i grind away excess material?
     
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    My stock hoses pointed straight up. The new 38872's I run point back. This is front calipers.
     
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    you did use the copper washers on both side right?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    you did use the copper washers on both side right

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    If you didnt get new ones- make sure you do....there not suppose to be "reused".....

    Brandy
     
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    make sure you put the copper crushwashers in. I had a moment of stupidity when I put my new lines on and the leaked like you know what. You can get them at any of your local parts stores. As to the placement, my procomp braided lines sit against the ears too, the crushwashers seal them up. The order is banjo bolt,crushwasher,line,crushwasher. Hope that helps. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    you did use the copper washers on both side right?

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    FYI: These are called "crush washers", so your parts man will understand a little better when you try explaining to him. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Triaged

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    I have had problems with that too.
    There are 2 calipers # for each side of my k5. One has a round "spot faced" area around the banjo bolt hole and the "ears" on the stock brake line would not let it make contact and seal with the caliper. The other type had a "ridge" that went from the top to the bottom of the caliper and had a section of it cut out for one of the "ears" on the brake line to go.

    The calipers with the "ridge" are less common and they had to be ordered in at my pep girls.
     

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