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Old 10-15-2012, 10:32 AM
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Broken Brake Line

I noticed a puddle under my pickup the other day, when I crawled under it, I noticed that there was brake fluid coming from in between the fuel tank and the frame rail.
I tried to find the parts finder on tousley.com to see if I could get a part number but could not find the finder.

My question is: What is on top of the fuel tank, am I going to be able to drop it out of the way far enough to find the leak and replace the line?

Would it be better to take the box off?




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Old 10-15-2012, 06:40 PM
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I got it out, I dropped the tank about a foot and left it on the jacks then started chipping the 100 pounds of dirt and rocks out just to get to the line, then pried all of the clips free and pulled the line out the back.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Happened to me in South Carolina while on Vacation (trip from hell). Ended up splicing the line leaving the original there. Honestly, this sounds like recall to me, there've been a number of cases which I have seen and in my case, thankfully I was going slow as I had a fully loaded 5th wheel on the back.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:28 AM
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I was even luckier than you, I noticed mine on town while parked.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:42 AM
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Brake lines go especially in the salt belt, you can get a roll Of it at napa for $30 and double flair it yourself
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:32 PM
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When you order it through Ford, you have to buy the fuel lines that are in the same bundle, art a cost of just under $300...

I went to Napa and is all that they had was short sticks so I bought one of those, a bender and a flairing tool and will make my own, I am going to look for a piece long enough to make a complete new one to avoid splices.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:01 AM
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Got it all back together last night and everything works great, but I will be swapping out the brake fluid a little more often, that stuff was not very clean.
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