bleed question,, longer front break lines - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
4th Gen Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine, Transmission, etc...NO ADVERTISING

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
Cummins Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 247
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
bleed question,, longer front break lines

I ordered some longer front break lines for my 2012 because of the 6 inch lift. When I put them on am I going to have to do a bleeding procedure or will break fluid siphon down through the new line so I can attach to the caliper? Or should I try this in the parking lot of the mechanic shop so if I f up at least I wont have to have it towed.

ar_mcadams is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 05:18 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Definitely bleed, procedure is pretty simple, plenty of videos on YouTube. A friend is helpful.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
trevgrove is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 05:51 PM
Cummins Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 222
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
If you replace your brake lines, yes, you will have to bleed the system.

2014 2500 4x4 6.7 reg cab.

Soon to be leveled on 35s
Ergovation is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 06:02 PM
08 Cummins
 
KhakiCummins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,058
Thanks: 173
Thanked 250 Times in 215 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Any time to break open a brake line, you need to bleed the line.

Duane

2008 Ram 3500 QuadCab
Hamilton 103# Springs & HD Pushrods, ARP 2000s, EFILive, SB 3250 DD
2014 Jetta TDI 6 SPD Manual
KhakiCummins is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 07:02 PM
Diesel Head
 
Gator1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 3,299
Thanks: 103
Thanked 230 Times in 217 Posts
Garage
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
yes, air compresses fluid doesn't so you need to get all air out. As soon as you crack the seal on a line it's gonna suck air.

03 Dodge SHO CCLB Dually Carli/Thuren Argon filled Shocks, radius arms, SRW 4 link Conversion, 17"methods, 42" Goodyear MTR Kevlar Tires / 6 in a row ready to tow!
Gator1 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 05:34 AM
Cummins Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Virginia
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
A scan tool is needed to bleed the abs module
WhiskeyThrottle is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 08:35 AM
Diesel Head
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Exeter RI
Posts: 2,754
Thanks: 316
Thanked 461 Times in 378 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
The module wonít need bleeding. Gravity bleed the lines before attaching them to the calipers. Youíll still need to bleed the calipers but itíll be much easier.
Jhenderson is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Cummins Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 247
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
So as long as I dont let the system go dry the ABS module wont have to operated?
ar_mcadams is online now  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 06:12 PM
Diesel Head
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Exeter RI
Posts: 2,754
Thanks: 316
Thanked 461 Times in 378 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
That is correct. You can even gravity bleed the calipers once theyíre mounted. I always bleed the system with the pedal as a last check but there should be very little air at that point. No need to start the truck. I generally use 3 slow, very firm pumps of the pedal and hold while someone opens the bleeder. Donít let the pedal go to the floor and be sure to close the bleeder while the pedal is still being pressurized.
Jhenderson is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Today, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
Cummins Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 247
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Well I got my longer brake lines on and bled them, I had to tighten the banjo to caliper bolt more than the called for 20 ft lbs to get it to stop leaking. I had to tighten it to 35 to get it to seal to the new crush washers. Also had to tighten the bleed screws a little more than 14 lbs. Had to go 16 lbs and I hope that stops them from seeping.
ar_mcadams is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I learned a new dealer trick today, dont trust the window sticker #s!! kalantar 2013+ General Discussion 15 04-18-2017 03:22 PM
front end question? 2011laramie 2010-2012 General Discussion 5 10-18-2016 12:54 PM
General Maintenance cummins6707 07.5 - 09 3rd Gen 6.7L Powertrain 24 09-24-2012 12:32 AM
Front end part question... Please help!!! rex2725 94-98 Non-Powertrain 3 12-03-2011 10:14 PM
Oil/Filter change interval w/deletes Hounddog 07.5 - 09 3rd Gen 6.7L Performance Parts Discussion 38 10-15-2011 10:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome