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Old 11-06-2010, 06:55 PM
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Default Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

i need help. I noticed this on thursday when I put new shocks on the back. The rear brake lines have been rubbing up against the leaf springs and have been chewing away at the brake line. I think i caught it before it completely went through the cable. Any thing I can do as a quick fix for now to stop them from rubbing up against the leaf spring?


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Old 11-06-2010, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

I would change out that line right away and at least put a sleeve on it that won't wear through.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that is the emergency brake cable, not the actual brake line. If that is the case, put a cover over the line. The placement of that line is a really bad design.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

its like that on both sides...if it is the emergency cable then im not to worried because i dont even use...if its the actual brake line im kind of scared..even if i put a sleeve over it it will continue to wear away at it...i need a way to temperarily fix it for at least a month so i can save up the money to have it fixed
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

Zip ties are your friend. Double or triple up on them to hold it back. Just don't pull them too far out of their place.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

Like stated before, those are the emergency brake cables. I had to zip tie my cables so they wouldn't rub as well. If the casing isn't broken through, you should be fine. If they are, I would replace them before water gets in and causes the cables to sieze.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: Brake line issue Need help ASAP!!!!!

any idea on what it will cost to replace both cables?
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