View Full Version : suckage blown brake line
02-26-2009, 04:10 PM
was driving my work truck home tonight. the steel line going from master cylinder to the portioning valve.pop a leak bad thing here is my repair shop is 20 miles from the house and i don't think i can crimp the line as to were it looks like it broke. and on my truck the master cylinder is a single reserver type. so it looking like a tow bill is going to be coming my way. glad to get it into my driveway as i was 15 south of my home working .and the shops north of my home. :(
How big is your work truck? I would look into getting a AAA membership. If they can tow it, membership may be cheaper than the tow. Did this when working on a classic car that needed engine work. towed to the shop and back home.
02-26-2009, 09:46 PM
Ahh, another reason not to live in Michigan...
There's nothing like listening to the sound of your vehicle rusting.
02-27-2009, 12:40 PM
Dude, that stinks! What did you end up doing?
02-27-2009, 02:04 PM
it's just parked in my driveway at the moment.till i figure the drive /tow out or it gets warmer out.
03-02-2009, 09:23 PM
well had it tow to a friends shop today. that was $85 but i get the money back from my road-aid $80 of it anyway
just got the report on repairs.
glad i didn't need to replace a flat tire on it .he bent a breaker bar that was 5-6 foot long with a pipe on it and using a sledge hammer getting the wheels off they were rusted to the rotors. also the lower caliper pins were rusted in place and took a bit of work to free up. as i had him do a front brake job as he was already 1/2 way there anyway .replaced the lines from the master cylinder to the front left junction block and the line from the junction block to the right wheel rubber brake line that raps around the motor.and a set of front brake pads. tomorrow were going to check out the rear brakes and see what we fine. I know those wheel should come off easyer as i had one of the wheels off in oct.or nov. when i got a flat tire.
03-02-2009, 11:25 PM
What year/make/model is your truck?
03-02-2009, 11:35 PM
1998 f-150 2wd ex-cab with 8 ft box and small v8 automatic with like 120 thousand miles i think.if it matter i do have a heavy high top aluminum cap with shelf side doors on it. the top weights 400-500 pounds by it's self.
03-03-2009, 09:18 AM
I figured it was a lot older since the wheel was rusted on. It is a little harsh up there in MI in the winter.
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