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Old 01-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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It looks like the main brake line running from the front to rear of the truck ('99 Ram 1500 4x4) has ruptured. There is brake fluid sprayed on the gas tank and on the ground about 8 inches ahead of the left rear wheel. There is no fluid in the area of the wheels or flexible rubber lines of course not, that would be too easy.

How much trouble is it to replace the line? It looks like at least the fuel tank will need to be dropped since the brake line runs along in the frame and the tank is jammed right up against the frame no access to the brake line as it is and I just filled up (now I've got to figure out what to do with 20 gallons of gas).
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:22 PM
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If you can snake a line in behind the tank, there's no need to drop it. I've done a few like that and only had to make a couple of bends and flares to do it. If you aren't familiar with flaring brake lines, this link might be useful to you. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....hlight=flaring
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If you need to replace the brake line, can you improvise where the new line runs so you do not need to remove the tank? Can you run the line right next to the tank and attach to frame or other truck parts?
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Replacing it with stock lines can be a royal PITA because they're usually in one piece and stiff.

However, you can get steel braided tubing that is flexible and a piece of cake to put in. You just need to know the fitting size for both ends and make sure you have your length right. I'm not sure if it costs more than stock though.

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Thanks all!! I was looking at a coil of brake line - not really very much $$ — $25-30. That would probably be the easiest path — just slide it down the C-channel and hook it up.
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I guess the next question is, which line is it? It looks like there are two lines running parallel to each other under the cab, then they disappear behind the gas tank under the bed. One is small (1/8 inch or so) and the other is larger (maybe 1/4 inch). I suppose it's the smaller line — what's the big one for?
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1/8" is the brake line. The larger line is either fuel or emissions.
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Welcoming myself to the ruptured brake line club. Seems like the brake line hidden along side the gas tank on my 2000 Ram 1500 let go on me yesterday. Lucky me no accident or cross traffic as I came slowly to a stop sign about two blocks from my house when line let go and pedal went to the floor.
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Welcoming myself to the ruptured brake line club. Seems like the brake line hidden along side the gas tank on my 2000 Ram 1500 let go on me yesterday. Lucky me no accident or cross traffic as I came slowly to a stop sign about two blocks from my house when line let go and pedal went to the floor.
Don't forget, in situations like this you do have a mechanical ebrake that will work regardless of hydraulic brake failure, just apply it as slowly as possible to avoid lockup and loss of control. Beats driving off a cliff, so to speak.
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