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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 09:34 PM
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new break hose, now leaks

Probably a simple question (I hope so anyway). So I just baught my first jeep. The first things I did were to replace wheel cylinders, brake hoses and lines and radiator. I went to bleed the brakes and my front passenger side brake hose is leaking like crazy where it connects to the brake. My question is why. I re-used the two washers that go on either side of the end of the hose. Are the grooves in the washers not fitting with the new hose? Should I replace these. Keep in mind my mechanical knowledge is very limited. Please help. Thank you so much.
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Re: new break hose, now leaks

Maybe you got dirt or something in there too. Maybe one slipped off and you didn't see it. Most of the time you can reuse them, but maybe this won't work for you and new ones are needed.
1st, make sure both are in place
2nd, take it apart and make sure all the mating surfaces are clean.


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Re: new break hose, now leaks

thanks for the quick reply. I tried the washers several differnt ways, so I'm sure that they're both there. I could have a little dirt in there but it surprise me. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.
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Re: new break hose, now leaks

Make sure all the surfaces are flat. It's also possible you have cracked the banjo bolt, thus causing the leak. If all else fails replace the hose under warranty. Maybe the surfaces aren't parallel.
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