How to replace the brake lines of my car

Typically, brake lines in a car are made of steel to reduce the costs, but the steel is prone to corrosion, particularly during the winter when salt is being poured on a ground. If there is a need to replace brake lines, suggests you consider upgrading the lines to the copper-nickel lines which are more resistant to corrosion and rust.

Here is how to replace the brake lines of my car.

Go to where brake lines which need replacement

Inspect all parts of the lines which you’re replacing to see where and how it’s secured. After that remove any panels which are in a way. You need to loosen the lug nuts before the car is jacked up if you want to remove the wheel.

Jack up a car

On the flat, level the surface, jack a car up and then lower it on the jack stands which is underneath. Then block off the wheels which are still on the ground so that the car cannot roll.

Unscrew brake lines at all ends

If you discover that fittings are being covered with rust, you can spray with penetrating oil to easily take them off. Use the line wrench to these fittings so that you do not round them off. Ensure the rags are ready and clean up by spilling them with fluid.

Plug up end which goes to a master cylinder

You do not want a master cylinder leak all the fluid out when you are replacing the brake lines. If there is no fluid, you will be needed to bleed the whole system as being opposed on one or the two wheels. You can your plug with the short section of the tubing and the extra fitting.

Pull out the brake lines off the mounting brackets

In this part, you can flat head the screwdriver to lines out any snap in the clips. Then be careful you do not damage any lines which are being mounted close to brake lines. While you are replacing the brake lines know that the brake fluid may be coming out from the ends of lines. Ensure you clean up any of the drips on paint because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here is a YouTube video showing the process.