How hard is it to replace a brake line for someone who has never done it before?
haha im doing one right now. goes from the LF to the ABS module. im doing it laying on the ground in my driveway, so its much different then if u have a lift. however, i spent a good hour trying to unclip it from all the plastic pieces. some are really easy. the others were a bitch to get to, and u can barely see them. unfortunately the one im taking off is the inner bottom one on this plastic clamp, so they all have to move out of the way to get this one free. then when i get to the ABS module, u cant get a wrench on it unless u take the cab off, or have a tiny ass wrench. i thought about cutting one down about 3" but then i called the dealership and found out they dont make pre-bent lines. theres no way i was going to be able to make all those bends like the factory so i said fuck it. cut the line in a good area, im hunched over in this tiny wheel well all day for hours trying to flare the line without it cracking. turns out the tool my father has wont work, so i go buy a double flaring tool at advance auto for $30. first time i go to use it, all the threads strip. so im going to pick up a new one tomorrow at work off a technician. to top it off, the first line i bought kinked because of all the hard bends the line takes. it goes up from the hose, 90* towards the frame, then 90* down the frame rail. im going to make a nice swoop with it because im not going to be able to mimic the exact shape. its a small job. easier said then done. its an absolute bitch if everything doesnt go right.
yeah but if the lines u bought are too short, or way too long, u have to cut the end and reflare it. then union it to the old line, or another new line. its a bitch hahaI was wondering about getting the line off that ABS controller looks pretty tight up there.
The lines I picked up today had the fittings and flares all ready done.