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Old 11-28-2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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Long ago I had some smoking and a nasty burnt smell from a front wheel. After input from others and after replacing my slide pins/bolts in the calipers, I am convinced my brakes are still horribly screwed.

I was driving to work this AM, and the ride got suddenly VERY bumpy; steering wheel bouncing violently, the ride was BUMPY, and the car just chugged along. It would probably scare the hell out of someone else if they didn't know it was the brakes already. I had poor acceleration (due to the brake being engaged) up to 70+mph, and the ride was bumpy the whole time. And the smell came back of course.

Question: I am replacing the rubber lines ASAP, as it'* cheapest, and could solve the problem. Can anyone verify these are the correct parts for me? I'm pretty sure, but confirming does not hurt. The top is the left and bottom is the right. These are "Tru Torque" brand.

L: 18.25 F1: Banjo D1: NO THREAD F2: Female D2: M10 x 1-6H THD HS: 10MM


L: 12.50 F1: Banjo D1: NO THREAD F2: Female D2: M10 x 1-6H THD HS: 10MM
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Also, what would be some advice if the connections on the stock hoses are rusted beyond belief?
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Also, what would be some advice if the connections on the stock hoses are rusted beyond belief?
PB Blaster it for like a few days before you change it.
Also when you go to take it off, you should be able to hold the metal brake line and turn the rubber side so you dont brake the metal line
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NOT A BONNEVILLE


Heres what im talking about.


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On the part numbers, check a couple of online sources, then call ahead to ensure they have them in stock by the time you get there.

Are you coming up for this? You will need to bleed the front lines after you finish.

On removing them. I've had great luck with PB blaster and line wrenches.
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I could come up Friday if I make sure the parts are at Advance by then. I actually don't have line wrenches of my own yet (no bleeder either). PB blaster has had no luck in the past with my rusty mess under the car.
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Line wrenches are invaluable for the brake connections.
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i know your pain brother rust
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Problem (hopefully) solved. Went to Boosty'* after work. New front brake hoses installed. We'll see if this fixes the problem!
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It'* a 45 minute drive home.. how'd it feel?
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