Dodge Journey: Tubes and hoses, brake

DESCRIPTION

The brake tubes are steel with a corrosion-resistant nylon coating applied to the external surfaces.

The flex hoses used at each wheel brake are made of reinforced rubber with fittings at each end. The fitting at each brake caliper is the banjo-type and requires a special banjo bolt and copper washers.

OPERATION

The purpose of the chassis brake tubes and flex hoses is to transfer the pressurized brake fluid developed by the master cylinder to the wheel brakes of the vehicle. The flex hoses are made of rubber to allow for the movement of the vehicle's suspension.

INSPECTION

Brake tubing should be inspected periodically for evidence of physical damage or contact with moving or hot components.

Flexible rubber hose is used at both the front and rear wheel brakes. Inspection of the flexible brake hoses should be performed whenever the brake system is serviced and every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months, whichever comes first. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface cracking, scuffing, or worn spots. If the fabric casing of the hose becomes exposed due to cracks or abrasions in the hose cover, the hose should be replaced immediately. Eventual deterioration of the hose can take place with possible burst failure. Faulty installation can cause twisting, resulting in wheel, tire, or chassis interference.

NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with more than one size (diameter) brake tube depending on location on the vehicle. If a brake tube must be replaced, always use the same size brake tubing as that being replaced. Never use under-size brake tubing.

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