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Old 03-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Brake line fittings

I need to replace one of the (front) steel brake lines on my 2000 SPI wagon.

My difficulty: determining the fitting and thread size at both ends (master cylinder and rubber hose going to the caliper. SAE? Metric? Japanese?

A trip to Autozone with the old rubber hose yielded a 40 inch with 3/8-24 fitting that seems to fit OK, although it seemed to fit a little loose, leading me to suspect it might actually need a metric.

The port on the master cylinder is larger, so I got a 3/8-24 to 7/16-24 adapter. That isn't big enough apparently.

Thought I'd ask before I start running back and forth doing random tests, or ruin threads on something expensive and difficult.

P.S. I've replaced brake lines on a number of cars before without undue difficulty, so I'm not a total noob. This is the first time on the Focus, though.


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Old 03-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension".
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OK, figured it out by making the folks at autozone take new master cylinder and hose out and trying lines and adapters till I found what fit.

M10x1.0 Metric.
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I was about to say it might be metric. I checked with my brother at his auto parts store and he said it would probably be metric but he wasn't completely sure. I was just waiting on him to call me back with the definite answer. But never mind now since you figured it out on your own lol.
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