Leaking brake line

Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » November 21st 2009, 12:23pm

I just got my van back from the shop after the rear end broke loose from the springs, and now I ran low on brake fluid. On the right front wheel where the rubber caliper hose goes into the steel line.....its leaking. The line is rusted bad. Are there any kits that have "pre-bent lines" with the fittings on, or does everything just get fabricated at this point. I don't mind spending a couple of bucks if it will save me time. Thanks
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo

  • Similar topics
    Replies
    Views
    Author
  • Opening rear brake line plastic brackets
    by Rsimon » March 7th 2021, 7:12pm in Brakes
    0 Replies
    72 Views
    Last post by Rsimon View the latest post
    March 7th 2021, 7:12pm
  • REAR DISC BRAKE KIT !!?? ( WEB SITE ) LINK
    by WRENCH-ED-NESS » November 4th 2020, 12:04am in Brakes
    5 Replies
    461 Views
    Last post by AstroWill View the latest post
    November 16th 2020, 7:10pm
  •  
    6
    42
    Last post by AstroSafari.com View the latest post
    April 20th 2021, 7:04pm

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby evil_motors » November 21st 2009, 4:12pm

there are no pre bent kits that i have seen so it is all fabrication. rf is the worst so good luck.
1992 GMC Safari XT , Rhinolined interior, Fatmat walls and celing, Racing seats, Satin Black Dash, Taplock, Clear Corners, Check out my continuing thread with all my mods and lots of pictures.
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3769
evil_motors
Firing on 6 Cylinders (L1)
Firing on 6 Cylinders (L1)
Years of Membership: evil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full yearsevil_motors has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 677
Topics: 26
Joined: May 2009
Location: Fairborn,OH 45324
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: XT RWD

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby astro355 » November 21st 2009, 8:09pm

When you do this, you should replace the entire line. The line runs under the engine and always rusts, badly.
Diagnose 1st, never be a parts changer!

355 small block chevy w/ modified 700R4

Image
User avatar
astro355
V8 Swap Achievement
V8 Swap Achievement
Firing on 4 Cylinders (L6)
Firing on 4 Cylinders (L6)
Years of Membership: astro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full years
Posts: 5484
Topics: 57
Joined: May 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA):
Van Model Year: 1989
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: 355 V8 700R4

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Jasen » November 21st 2009, 8:22pm

Remove the line and measure the length as best you can. A decent auto parts store will carry the lines with fittings in various straight lengths, you'll just need to get a tub bender ( which they should carry) and bend it to fit. Use the old line as a bending guide.
I'm a Journeyman woodworker,
Every projects a journey man.

200k
Ultra gauge

Being a mad scientist IS NOT as easy as it look's on TV



Image
Jasen
Site Contributor
Site Contributor
Firing on 8 Cylinders (L7)
Firing on 8 Cylinders (L7)
Years of Membership: Jasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 7045
Topics: 260
Images: 101
Joined: July 2009
Location: Seattle, Wa
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA):
Van Model Year: 1997
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: AWD cargo Dutch door

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » November 21st 2009, 9:36pm

I just went underneath the van and saw it runs to the other side of the van along the engine crossmember. I'll try to yank it out and take the line somewhere to get some tubing and fittings. Looks like the other brake lines are getting ready to go too!
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » November 22nd 2009, 12:33am

Anybody ever deal with kits like these?
http://www.classictube.com/store/index. ... t_ID=28349
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Jasen » November 22nd 2009, 12:57am

Never new anyone made kits. Action Auto ( small local chain) real parts store sells the lines with fittings in a bunch of lengths. Been getting them there sense I as a wee lad of 15 or so.
I'm a Journeyman woodworker,
Every projects a journey man.

200k
Ultra gauge

Being a mad scientist IS NOT as easy as it look's on TV



Image
Jasen
Site Contributor
Site Contributor
Firing on 8 Cylinders (L7)
Firing on 8 Cylinders (L7)
Years of Membership: Jasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full yearsJasen has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 7045
Topics: 260
Images: 101
Joined: July 2009
Location: Seattle, Wa
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA):
Van Model Year: 1997
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: AWD cargo Dutch door

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby astro355 » November 22nd 2009, 1:23am

Ignatz wrote:I just went underneath the van and saw it runs to the other side of the van along the engine crossmember. I'll try to yank it out and take the line somewhere to get some tubing and fittings. Looks like the other brake lines are getting ready to go too!


And before you hank off that line make sure you plug the other end first. You don't want to have to bench bleed that master cylinder as well, that will give you a bad day.
Diagnose 1st, never be a parts changer!

355 small block chevy w/ modified 700R4

Image
User avatar
astro355
V8 Swap Achievement
V8 Swap Achievement
Firing on 4 Cylinders (L6)
Firing on 4 Cylinders (L6)
Years of Membership: astro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full yearsastro355 has been a member for 12 full years
Posts: 5484
Topics: 57
Joined: May 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA):
Van Model Year: 1989
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: 355 V8 700R4

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » November 22nd 2009, 4:00pm

I'm ordering a complete set from Classic tube after another line started leaking while trying to remove the original line. When it rains it pours. I'll report back on how the repair goes. I'm just going to order everything new, like clips, hoses and rebuilt calipers and hopefully just start bolting away. I do like my van!
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » November 29th 2009, 2:56am

Unfortunetly I ordered the brake lines the week that UPS has off Thursday and Friday! I'm hopeing to get the lines Monday. I pulled out the old rusted lines and did'nt break one clip! The body on my van is solid and will last for years, but things like my A-arms, brake lines, tie rods, and other things are heavily rusted. Its probably time to look for a newer cargo van this summer. ....Do rusted lower A-arms on these vans break?..................My van is an older Zee Medical supply van and later was an artist's van, so it never hauled anything heavy, or even carried a passenger.
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby moneymaker » November 29th 2009, 3:25pm

The rubber hoses should be available through a parts store locally. They may have to order it and you should be able to pick them up the next day. The hard steel lines, they will have in different lengths. Those you will have to shape to fit. On the rusted a-arms, I suggest putting good quality pics here. It may just be surface rust, which is typical. But if you can put a screwdriver through it, I would get a set out of a junkyard. Especially with the abundance of cash for clunker vehicles that are in great shape!
moneymaker
V8 Swap Achievement
V8 Swap Achievement
Firing on 1 Cylinder (L1)
Firing on 1 Cylinder (L1)
Years of Membership: moneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full yearsmoneymaker has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 186
Topics: 7
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):

Re: Leaking brake line

Postby Ignatz [OP] » January 4th 2010, 10:35pm

Well, the brake lines I ordered on Nov 22 finally came today. Of course the front group of lines are all wrong. I thought I was doing a smart thing by ordering pre-bent tubes but had no idea that it would take this long. Naturally I put on new calipers and have new rubber brake lines ready!
What a mess! I'll just box this stuff up and send it back. I was hoping to give everyone good news, about how easy the job went!
Not sure what my next step is. Unfortunetly, I have to repair the brakes just to get it down the driveway in case I just want to have it hauled away.
Time to regroup!
Original Poster [OP]
Ignatz
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Fueling (1/4 tank)
Years of Membership: Ignatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full yearsIgnatz has been a member for 11 full years
Posts: 26
Topics: 6
Joined: October 2009
Alias (AKA):
Van Make/Model: GMC Safari
Extra Info: cargo


 
  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Brakes

It is currently April 20th 2021, 7:04pm

Brakes Forum
BrakesLets talk about brakes and brake performance. Disc, drum, anti-lock brakes(ABS). Discuss brake components like the pads, rotors, calipers, shoes. Pads can be ceramic, metallic, or other. Rotors can be standard, cross-drilled, or slotted.
Moderator: chevy57bert
To create a new topic in Brakes, click this button:
Previous topic Next topic
Recent Image Attachments
Attached by:
Astroratsun
in Brakes
Views: 104
Comments: 3
Date: Apr 11 '21
Time: 7:25am
» Read last comment
Attached by:
Gwicz
in Brakes
Views: 165
Comments: 1
Date: Mar 27 '21
Time: 1:06pm
» Read last comment
Attached by:
MATT1488
in Brakes
Views: 162
Comments: 4
Date: Feb 16 '21
Time: 10:18am
» Read last comment
Attached by:
Attached by: stent
stent
in Brakes
Views: 811
Comments: 16
Date: Feb 10 '21
Time: 3:04am
» Read last comment
Attached by:
Attached by: stent
stent
in Brakes
Views: 811
Comments: 16
Date: Feb 09 '21
Time: 9:55pm
» Read last comment
Sponsors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests