Working on Side Brake Lines

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Jack the vehicle back up to work on side lines. 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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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 we're going to talk about the proper jacking procedure for raising the vehicle back up and releasing our jack stands and getting them out of the way. We have to do that in order to work on the front and replace our front to rear brake line. If you are not replacing your front to rear brake line you would go ahead and begin your bleeding procedure right now. We're going to bleed our at the end. Alright, I'm going to go ahead and take my jack up to the rear axle, right there, and crank it up just like so. Once we got the pressure off of the jack stands I can release the safety mechanisms and set the vehicle back down. Remove this one. Alright, once I have it jacked back up I'm going to slide my jack stand as far out on the axle shaft as I can and adjust it up to meet it. I'm going to go ahead and let the vehicle down onto the single jack stand. You want to do this very gently, just like so. I'm going to go and move to the front of the vehicle now and jack up that portion. Alright, I'm up here at the front of the vehicle. I'm going to take my heavy duty floor jack and place it right on the frame, jack the vehicle up, and set my jack stand on the frame as well. We're doing this procedure in order to gain access to the front to rear brake line. Alright, that's plenty high enough. Going to take and set my jack stand on the frame and let the vehicle down very slowly so it settles easily. You don't want to let it down all at once; you may damage you, the jack, or the vehicle. There we go, that's the proper way to jack up one side of your vehicle to change your front to rear brake line.

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