Repair guides and support for the Expedition, a full-size SUV based on Ford's F-150 pickup truck. Closely related to the Lincoln Navigator.

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1998 Ford Expedition 4x4 5.4L Brake line came apart

I just changed my brake pads and in the process the caliper came detached from some line and all the brake fluid started squirting out. What the heck just happened???? Lol. It has some sort of nipple and I am able to insert it back into the hose but it keeps coming apart when I press on the brakes.

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@mrfig, Fabian, you can try using this link to add a pic., if need be.

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@mrfig, Fabian, You did not state front or rear, regardless, do not try to re attach that old brake line, hydraulic pressed on fitting is broken/ripped from hose and will have to be replaced with a new brake flex line/hose assy.. You can look up replacement part on line or just pop into any local auto parts dealer and they will have or can get you a replacement flex hose/line quickly. Links below, installation instructions of brake flex hose/line and bleeding the air from brake system,4th and 5th are possible part needed as an example. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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Thanks and apologies. It is the front driver side brake line. I wish there was a way to post a pic to be able to let you see what I am talking about.

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@mrfig, Fabian, thanks for replying back, up at your original question I posted a link you can use to post pic., if need be. Good luck with your Expedition.


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