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Old 07-09-2019, 04:08 PM   #1
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Brake Lines for 2003 E350

Hi there folks.

I'm the proud new owner of a 2003 E350 EB Advanced 4x4 former shuttle van. I'm basically doing a complete rebuild from seals to tires and realizing that I might as well change the brake lines while i'm in there.

Does anyone have a suggestion or source for the rigid brake lines that run from engine to rear and then again across the rear diff? I can't find anything at rockauto or summit racing. I have all the rubber hoses, just need the rigid lines.

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My mechanic made the rear diff one up by hand using the old one as a template, with bulk tubing and fittings. Will do the same for the full-length one when I get to that. But I think the gas tank has to be dropped to get access to it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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I highly recommend this as I had to replace this rear hardline in an autozone parking lot at 10:30pm a couple weeks ago as the factory rear hardline ruptured (due to rust) as we were coming into Santa Fe. I’m going to redo all my brake lines when I get home.
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My mechanic made the rear diff one up by hand using the old one as a template, with bulk tubing and fittings. Will do the same for the full-length one when I get to that. But I think the gas tank has to be dropped to get access to it.
Yep, a good mechanic shop can make them for you. Not your Firestone/tire store type place, a real mechanic that smokes and swears and scares you. He's your guy.
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Yep, a good mechanic shop can make them for you. Not your Firestone/tire store type place, a real mechanic that smokes and swears and scares you. He's your guy.
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