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Old 02-03-2009, 03:55 PM
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Brake lines bursting?

So I was talking to a guy at the truck stop today when I was filling up with fuel and he has a '99 PSD. Anyway he said that his brake line behind the fuel tank rusted and burst while he was trying tostop. Anyway he ended up having to drop the tank to fix it. He proceeds to tell me that while he was at Ford getting the new parts he told them what had happened and he told me they said it is very common in the superdutys.

Has anyone else had this happen to them or heard of it. It has me kinda worried now!
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:59 PM
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So I was talking to a guy at the truck stop today when I was filling up with fuel and he has a '99 PSD. Anyway he said that his brake line behind the fuel tank rusted and burst while he was trying tostop. Anyway he ended up having to drop the tank to fix it. He proceeds to tell me that while he was at Ford getting the new parts he told them what had happened and he told me they said it is very common in the superdutys.

Has anyone else had this happen to them or heard of it. It has me kinda worried now!
A common problem??? I don't think Ford would've let a safety issue concerning anything with brakes(especially with lines bursting!) would've slipped through without issueing a recall.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:05 PM
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never heard of it happening...
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FYI Front brake cross over line on my sons 92 OBS rusted out and burst.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:10 PM
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FYI Front brake cross over line on my sons 92 OBS rusted out and burst.
That's common if the OBS is a rustbucket. The same thing happened to my '93 IDI, & that thing looks like a sunken pirate ship underneath. He's saying it was a '99. I don't think a truck that's been around for 10yrs would've had problems like this with no one else hearing about it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:43 PM
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So it has happened just not on the superdutys as far as we know?
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:48 PM
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So it has happened just not on the superdutys as far as we know?
Yeah, but that other guy was talking about IDI OBSs. That's as antique as it gets for diesel pickups. Usually the condition you find any of those trucks is borderline falling apart.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:14 AM
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First of all rubber brake lines aren't meant to last forever, on a vehicle 10+ years or older the owner should be inspecting these areas and replace as needed. I have never heard of this rear line bursting but Ford has had some issues for years with Ballooning brake lines, especially under hard stops. The pressure builds up and the brake line looks like a snake that just ate a rat. I replaced my front brake lines with SS/wrapped in Kevlar and I will say it sure did firm up my brake pedal. Take it for what it is worth.

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Old 02-04-2009, 06:44 AM
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hey NCH - Where did you get those lines and what was the cost?

I replaced my lines last year up front because I had one fail and was not getting any pressure to one of the calipers. the truck pulled HARD to one side. i started with replacing the pads and calipers and no change, then changed the lines with orielly lines and the problem went away.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:59 AM
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I have had 2 lines burst in the last 4 months. Rust never sleeps. Now, all my lines are recent if not brand new.
Do yourself a favor, crawl under the truck and look at every inch of them if you live in the rust belt.
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