Jump to content


Sign in to follow this  
RHR

Warning - check your brake line brackets

Recommended Posts

Went down the coast and came back tuesday arvo (600ks). Unpacked the car and a few hours later decided to go into town.

When im in town the brake pedal starts to go away, fade. I pull over and find that the right rear has a brake fluid leak. Drive the car home and park it

Few days later I pull the right rear wheel off to find that the brake line has been rubbing on the inside of the rim. Its rubbed through the spring that surrounds the line and rubbed throught the rubber.

Now the brake line sits in a little bracket and due to where the bracket was currently located it happened.

Now what I think has happened is when ive had the wheel alignemnt done rather than keeping the bracket in its original position they have let it turn when they have done up the bolt.

I took some photos but I can never up load them forum wont let me

Now the bracket in question should sit horizontal with the line been closest to the centre of the car. If the bracket is vertical then you got problems.

So ppl if youve ever had a wheel alignemnt check your rear lines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Robbo,

This is a mechanical FU not a steering alighment problem..

Falcons that do hard work need a wheel alignment every 5000k's to run true....

Accept it if you buy one... Your problem has nothing to do with a wheel alignment

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know its got nothing to do with the alignement. What I said was that when they have done the alignment, when they have tightened or loosened a bolt the bracket has moved with it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

haha, that bracket cant spin when you do the bolt up, you have to undo the bold and slide the bracket off to turn it around so they've obviously put it on the wrong way and havent reslised. Important thing to check,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes that is strange. The FG one I think is the same and it has a locking tab to hold it in place. The bolt had to be completely removed for it to move enough for it to hit the wheel.

Another one to check is at the other end of the rear where they pop rivot it to the splash gaurd. Mine litterally pulled out.

Ps locktite 243. Never leave home without it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I remember there was a factory recall on the rear brake lines for the BA / BF series, not sure if it was related.

I remember getting mine replaced on the old car at some stage during a service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep there was a factory recall on the rear brake line got mine done the day after I bought mine. Dont know if this is the same prob but as ive said before all BA owners should get this recall done. Could easily save your life!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!


FordXR6Turbo.com Powered by Invision Community

×
×
  • Create New...