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Broke my brake line

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I was not liking the way big blue was handling lately, so I checked out the steering system, and found the lash is getting pretty sloppy in the steering box. This steering box had a plug on it, so I drained the fluid being it was due. Put in fresh ATF, prime it, pump the brakes and turn the wheel back and fourth to get things circulating. Notice the pedal went to the floor pretty easy, and even felt a pull while braking today? Well, I guess it was ready to go, and pumping on the pedal did it in, oh well at least it happened in the drive way. So I guess I have a job to do tomorrow. Brake lines, and steering lash.

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Mopar1973Man

Yeah I'm usually pretty fussy about getting the under side of the truck wash on a regular basis to make sure the brake lines and other parts dont rust out on me...

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flman

It usually happens right at one of the hangers, and from what I see, that is where it happened. I am up early gonna tackle it soon.

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flman

Well, got it done, 2 1/4" steel brake lines for each rear caliper. Topped off the oil, adjusted the clutch free play. Then :mad: the steering box lash was a pita, the adjustment screw and lock nut is accessed through a hole in the frame. of course the nut was frozen pretty good, which cause me all kinds of problems, including grinding a wrench to a thinner size. Took me 3 hours to do that, I ended up backing the lock nut all the way off, then I applied never seize, and the problem was solved. Here is a pic of the steering box and reservoir.post-10097-138698166447_thumb.jpgThe other 4 pics are Fass Pump thanks to M73M and all the other members who helped meView left side of engine compartmentView right side of engine compartmentMy Vulcan 200 Micron pre-filter with a compound gauge to check for blockage, so far it has stayed at zero.

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flman

Wow! That's a mouthful... :hyper: Well at least it runs again... But seriously Flman where the cummins? It seems to be buried under a bunch... :lol:

Yup alot of spaghettios buried under that cowl. I have to stand on the tie rods to reach the engine, and on top of the engine to wash the windshield.

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