Removing Steel Axle Brake Lines & Hoses

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How to remove your steel axle line and and brake hose. Learn how to replace a truck's steel brake lines, brake line removal, and custom brake lines in this free car maintenance video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Replace Steel Brake Lines
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Video Transcript

In this clip we're going to talk about the proper service procedure to inspect, remove and replace your steel brake lines and bleed the braking system on a Ford Explorer. In this step I'm going to demonstrate the proper method to remove your steel axle lines and brake hose from the differential. I have a socket and a ratchet here. I'm going to slip behind and begin unscrewing the mounting bolt. Both rear steel brake lines screw into the brake hose. It's not necessary to disassemble the lines from the hose. What we're going to do is remove the mounting bolt for the hose and pull the lines and hose out together. This Ford Explorer takes a thirteen millimeter socket and the mounting nut is located right on top of the differential. Take and break it loose and screw it out. All right, there?s my mounting bolt right there. Let me go ahead and put it in my tray and begin to remove the axle line and hose assembly. I have a parking brake cable I need to unclip, which is right here. It will just pop off. All right, I got that unclipped; I'm going to fold my brake lines down and towards me. Don't worry about kinking these ones. We're going to replace the whole assembly. I need to unhook my anti-lock brake sensor from the wiring clip, not from the sensor itself, just from the clip. All right and there we go. This is the driver's side rear brake line; this is the passenger side rear brake line. This is the hose mounting block. This is where it mounts to the top of the rear differential and this is the wiring clip that holds your anti-lock brake sensor wire up off the drive shaft. The hose runs up here into an upper portion of the body. That is the proper method for removing the rear axle lines and the brake hose mounting bracket.


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