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schackel
01-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Hey so while drilling a hole threw my fire wall my dad drilled into the right front brake line.
It is a pin hole and i am wondering what all needs to happen to fix this problem.

thanks

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 10:40 PM
dont fix it. buy a new one.

Metal or rubber?

schackel
01-09-2010, 10:49 PM
dont fix it. buy a new one.

Metal or rubber?

yeah thats what i mean.

do i need to replace every line or just the one? and its rubber

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 10:51 PM
Just the one. a couple of wrenches is all you need. Make sure you bleed them when your done.

schackel
01-09-2010, 10:58 PM
Just the one. a couple of wrenches is all you need. Make sure you bleed them when your done.

i am not sure what you mean. so i take off the tube, replace it with the same size line, then how it pressurised now? whats the next steps?

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:02 PM
oh wow. What auto parts store do you shop at? and what kind of car?

tommyk90
01-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Once you replace the line, you need to open the bleeder valves on the calipers in order to get all the air out of the lines.

schackel
01-09-2010, 11:07 PM
oh wow. What auto parts store do you shop at? and what kind of car?

2003 honda civic

napa, auto zone, idk why?

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:07 PM
How to bleed your brakes: start at passenger rear wheel, have someone pump the brakes about five times and HOLD them. Then you open the bleeder valve on the caliper. then go to driver rear, then pass. front. then driver front. make sure you keep the master cylinder full. dont let the brake fluid get on anything you like. It stains and is a very good paint remover.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/how_to/4213448.html

schackel
01-09-2010, 11:08 PM
Once you replace the line, you need to open the bleeder valves on the calipers in order to get all the air out of the lines.

ok how do i know when its all out?

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:11 PM
This is for a dx and price is where I live but you need this. replace then bleed and you are good to go.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/catalog/parts/partsProduct.jsp?displayName=Brake+Hose+-+Front&itemId=765-0&navValue=14400765&parentId=44-0&productId=969339&fromString=&itemIdentifier=969339_166223_5913_4299&filterByKeyWord=&categoryNValue=&isSearchByPartNumber=&categoryDisplayName=Brakes&store=3177&skuDescription=Brakeware/BrakeHose-Front&fromWhere=&searchText=&_requestid=268850

SplAffair
01-09-2010, 11:12 PM
Hey, you just can't climb in the ring with Ali 'cause you think you box.

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:12 PM
As you bleed the the caliper you will see the brake fluid change colors as the new fluid cycles thru. When you see new fluid go to the next caliper.

schackel
01-09-2010, 11:19 PM
As you bleed the the caliper you will see the brake fluid change colors as the new fluid cycles thru. When you see new fluid go to the next caliper.

so i do it to every one?

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:19 PM
yes

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:24 PM
Its not hard at all. anyone can do it. but you will need someone to pump the brakes, your gf, mom, brother, anyone.

goingdef
01-09-2010, 11:24 PM
He's right on the money follow what he said and your good to go it only takes about 5min. a wheel and a 10mm boxed end wrench usually.

schackel
01-09-2010, 11:28 PM
Its not hard at all. anyone can do it. but you will need someone to pump the brakes, your gf, mom, brother, anyone.

ok cool thanks man

99grandprixGT
01-09-2010, 11:28 PM
make sure u do not let the master cylinder go empty

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:29 PM
make sure u do not let the master cylinder go empty

X10000000000000000. Or you will have to start over.

plugitin
01-09-2010, 11:33 PM
i would suggest a flared 10 mm wrench, but its not needed. I usually start the opposite way when bleeding brakes, from drivers front, to pass front, to drivers rear, and then pass rear. Your lucky, its a newer vehicle and shouldnt be too rusted

SplAffair
01-09-2010, 11:35 PM
i would suggest a flared 10 mm wrench, but its not needed. I usually start the opposite way when bleeding brakes, from drivers front, to pass front, to drivers rear, and then pass rear. Your lucky, its a newer vehicle and shouldnt be too rusted

you start farthest from the mc

schackel
01-09-2010, 11:51 PM
you start farthest from the mc

so the mc is on the drivers side so i need to do it in this order:
-rear pass.
-rear driver
-front pass
-front driver
??????

adding more fluid after each one?

Slo_Ride
01-09-2010, 11:53 PM
atleast that often. probably more often than that

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 12:00 AM
omg dude have someone that knows how to do it help you or you run the risk of killing yourself i am serious as a fking heart attack dont risk doing it on ur own DPC69SS has told you exactly correct but still dont do it the firsat time without help!!!!!

i would offer help but being ase certified if u screw up and get hurt i am legally at risk so i make this clear

DO NOT DO IT ALONE !!!!!

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:01 AM
atleast that often. probably more often than that

ok cool. but my order of bleeding is good?

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:02 AM
ok cool. but my order of bleeding is good?

yes

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:05 AM
thanks alot

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:07 AM
one more question. my mechanic told me that my pass. rear caliper needs replacing. is this hard to do?

plugitin
01-10-2010, 12:14 AM
they are correct, start farthest away from the master cylinder, my bad. I wasnt thinkin :crap:

and the caliper isnt too hard to change, but youll most likely have to bleed the brakes when you do that

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:19 AM
one more question. my mechanic told me that my pass. rear caliper needs replacing. is this hard to do?

Do you have any mechanical experience? Do you know how to work on your car? I could change it with my eyes closed but I dont know if you can or not. You know what I mean?

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:22 AM
Do you have any mechanical experience? Do you know how to work on your car? I could change it with my eyes closed but I dont know if you can or not. You know what I mean?

i mean i can do some thing but i have never messed with brakes or anything so i am interested in doing it and plus its 500 bucks to do it and i dont have that money

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:24 AM
500 hundred? dude thats insane! A caliper is $50

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:26 AM
500 hundred? dude thats insane! A caliper is $50

thats what i am saying so i will paypal you 25 bux if you walk me threw the entire thing.

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 12:28 AM
there ya go :)
its only 1 hour max labor including bleeding brakes they are robbing yyou blind lolz

99grandprixGT
01-10-2010, 12:28 AM
there are hundreds of how to's , tutitorals online. just search google will even have pics

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:30 AM
$25 will buy you a haynes or chiltons manual for your car. plus you can use it in the future.

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:31 AM
$25 will by you a haynes or chiltons manual for your car. plus you can use it in the future.

that will have it? will they have that instock at auto zone?

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 12:33 AM
what year car? if its 2005 or earlier they will or can order it

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:34 AM
its a 2003 honda civic

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:36 AM
that will have it? will they have that instock at auto zone?

They should have it. if not they can order it, will be there next day. I mean its a honda civic, they built a lot of them.

schackel
01-10-2010, 12:36 AM
They should have it. if not they can order it, will be there next day. I mean its a honda civic, they built a lot of them.

cool thanks

Slo_Ride
01-10-2010, 12:44 AM
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/catalog/parts/partsShelf.jsp?categoryDisplayName=Drivetrain&fromType=parts&fromString=search&parentId=12-0&currentPage=1&filterByKeyWord=chilton&isSearchByPartNumber=false&navValue=11200108&categoryNValue=11299999&fromWhere=&itemId=108-0&displayName=Manual+-+Vehicle+Maintenance&searchText=chilton

audioatg
01-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Just do it . Really its not that hard. And there is a sweet kit you can buy to power flush your brake system as well. I will have to look up the web site again for you though. But really its not that hard as you are making it out to be. Its a civic too. Just get into it.

Found site. http://www.motiveproducts.com/

I have the big kit. Really does the job well. I love it. I never have to wait for others to be finished with the power bleeder. And plus I can do more vehicles with this kit then they can.

TwoEggCustoms
01-13-2010, 03:25 PM
big thing to remember when you are bleeding your brakes are
1. the master cylinder has to have fluid in the reservoir at all times.

2. the person pumping the brakes should NOT let off the pedal while the bleeder is open. if this happens you run the risk of sucking fluid back in.

3. dont leave the bleeder open for too long. if it is open when the pedal is at the floor you run the risk of sucking air in.

also that crap about bleeding until the color of the fluid changes is wrong. you bleed the brakes until you have no more air coming out of the lines. it will be ready to hit the road when you open the bleeder and only have a constant stream of fluid comeing out. that means no spitting or sputtering and no bubbles.

enjoy

also why does your caliper need to be changed? is it sticking? your car is pretty new to be needing a caliper...

Slo_Ride
01-13-2010, 07:26 PM
big thing to remember when you are bleeding your brakes are
1. the master cylinder has to have fluid in the reservoir at all times.

2. the person pumping the brakes should NOT let off the pedal while the bleeder is open. if this happens you run the risk of sucking fluid back in.

3. dont leave the bleeder open for too long. if it is open when the pedal is at the floor you run the risk of sucking air in.

also that crap about bleeding until the color of the fluid changes is wrong. you bleed the brakes until you have no more air coming out of the lines. it will be ready to hit the road when you open the bleeder and only have a constant stream of fluid comeing out. that means no spitting or sputtering and no bubbles.

enjoy

also why does your caliper need to be changed? is it sticking? your car is pretty new to be needing a caliper...

Are you aware that brake fluid has to be changed? The same as engine oil, trans fluid, coolant, etc. Brake fluid over time absorbs moisture and becomes less effective at doing its job. If he is bleeding the brakes then change the fluid while he is there. I bet it has the original fluid in it. Now if the fluid has been changed and is new, then yes all he would have do is bleed the air out. But see, I know more about his situation than you do, so it doesnt matter.

hornedfrog1985
01-13-2010, 07:34 PM
You're going to need a lot of brake fluid. I've done this on my moms 2002 civic. Its easy as hell. Just pump the brakes VERY SLOW. You don't want to empty the brake cylinder resevoir, or you have to get that air out that got ****** in. Just recycle the new stuff back to the master cylinder when it starts coming out the ******.