Brake fluid pipes and hoses - removal and refitting

Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1.

Removal
1 To remove a flexible hose, always free it from any mounting bracket(s) first by prising out the U-shaped retaining clip, and then using two close-fitting spanners to disconnect the hose-to-rigid pipe union (see illustration).

26.1 Flexible hose-to-rigid pipe union. U-shaped retaining clip arrowed
26.1 Flexible hose-to-rigid pipe union. U-shaped retaining clip arrowed

2 Once disconnected from the rigid pipe, the flexible hose may be unscrewed from the caliper or wheel cylinder union, as applicable.

Refitting
3 When reconnecting pipe or hose fittings, note that the seal is made at the swaged end of the pipe, so do not continue to tighten a union if it is tight, yet still stands proud of the surface into which it is screwed.

4 A flexible hose must never be installed twisted, but a slight “set” is permissible to give it clearance from adjacent components.

This can be achieved by turning the hose slightly before fitting the U-shaped retaining clip to the mounting bracket.

5 Rigid pipelines can be made to pattern by motor factors supplying brake components.

    See also:

    AM/FM radio with compact disc player
    Volume/power control Ensure that the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. Press the control to turn the audio system on. Turn the control to raise or lower the volume. Press the ...

    Ford Escort maintenance schedule
    The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the man ...

    Engine/transmission - removal and separation
    Note: Suitable lifting tackle will be required for this operation. OHV engines Removal 1 The engine is removed complete with the transmission in a downward direction and then withdrawn from unde ...