Notices

Brake line replacement

 
Old 11-19-2018, 05:30 PM
  #1  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Brake line replacement




Hi all, I have a 2003 Acura TL. I was driving home the other day and noticed I had to press really hard on the brakes to stop the car. So I got home and checked the car out and noticed there wasnít much pressure I the brakes. So I looked into the resistor of the master cylinder and it was empty. I found the leak On drivers side rear right where it goes up by the fuel tank. The leak is on the long horizontal line that goes from front to rear. I canít get the black cover off. Anyone know how to get off? I was ready to rip the dam thing off.

Last edited by Acuratl3535; 11-19-2018 at 05:32 PM.
Acuratl3535 is offline  
Old 11-20-2018, 06:26 AM
  #2  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 774
Received 156 Likes on 129 Posts
That first pic looks like those 2 tabs are holding it in on that end and you should be able to depress release and it would pop off. Not sure how other end is affixed
08KBP_VA is offline  
Old 11-26-2018, 06:19 PM
  #3  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Finally replaced the brake line that had a pinhole. Now itís time to bleed brake system. Since the master cylinder was empty do I need to bleed it? Also the employee at advanced auto recommended Valvoline dot 3/4 brake fluid. Never heard of it, is it ok to use? He said it was compatible with dot 3 or 4. Thank tou
Acuratl3535 is offline  
Old 11-27-2018, 06:50 AM
  #4  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 774
Received 156 Likes on 129 Posts
Originally Posted by Acuratl3535 View Post
Finally replaced the brake line that had a pinhole. Now itís time to bleed brake system. Since the master cylinder was empty do I need to bleed it? Also the employee at advanced auto recommended Valvoline dot 3/4 brake fluid. Never heard of it, is it ok to use? He said it was compatible with dot 3 or 4. Thank tou
Yes you will need to bench bleed the master cylinder, well I would then pressure bleed the 4 corners. I believe thats the same I used on all my cars even my performance sedans.
08KBP_VA is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 05:34 PM
  #5  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Age: 50
Posts: 101
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
My 2002 TL-S brake line leaked. I took it to my mechanic who charged me $380 for the work. Is that price too high or ok?
wowzer is offline  
Old 01-30-2019, 09:41 AM
  #6  
Registered Member
 
Westfallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Age: 38
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Yeah that's way too much.
Westfallen is offline  
Old 01-31-2019, 10:37 AM
  #7  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Age: 50
Posts: 101
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
The mechanic said something about 2 locations breaking (he tried to tell me exactly what but I was too busy on a second call and missed the technical parts, just heard that 2 lines had to be replaced). I saw on the ground that I had 2 spots where brake fluid spilled....could that account for the higher cost?
wowzer is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 09:57 AM
  #8  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Age: 67
Posts: 1,468
Received 225 Likes on 190 Posts
It sounds to me like you needed at least two brake lines. Based on that, along with typically having to un-seize bleeders, and flush and bleed the system, it sounds reasonable to me. Generally the job involves splicing in steel or copper/nickel line rather than replacing factory made pre-formed pieces. This consists of double or bubble flaring up to four fittings per spliced line, so it can be time intensive.
I'm recently retired, 45 years as a mechanic and shop owner.
TLer trash is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jdmjess
4G TL Performance Parts & Modifications
6
07-03-2016 09:45 AM
Bearcat94
Third Generation TL (2004-2008)
19
06-15-2016 08:32 AM
Joberube
Car Parts for Sale
7
07-18-2013 10:32 PM
sweettl04
3G TL Problems & Fixes
3
07-27-2010 05:05 PM
Jeanius
Third Generation TL (2004-2008)
19
02-09-2007 10:02 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Brake line replacement


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.