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Brake line

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Told 15 yr old son to push "heavily" on brake to shift out of 4Lo after landing boat. Must have took me serious and blew the brake line off hub on 2000 F-350. Put it back on and put a hose clamp around rubber "boot". Will this hold or is it going to fail when "I need to get on the brakes"?

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Are you sure it was a brake line? Brake lines don't just pop off and get put back on with a clamp. Was it a power steering hose for the hydroboost brakes, that is if it is a diesel. Did the brake pedal go to the floor or just get hard to push and little braking?

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It could have been the vacuum line to the front hub, but no fluid would be in there and there is no clamp on it either.

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If it was the brake line that "blew" you would not have been able to put it back on with a hose clamp, you would have had no brakes for the ride home, there would have been brake fluid everywhere, and theres no way a hose clamp would have held with pressures that can be hundreds of psi.

It was probably the vacuum line to the hub for the 4WD like mentioned above.

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No, it was the brakeline. Pedal went to floor, resevoir empty. I think it's a compression type fitting. Actually a hose within a hose. Seems to be holding, but haven't had to get on them real hard yet. Just don't want them to fail when I really need them.

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That just doesn't sound right. I would have it checked out asap. It could be/ is dangerous for an brake line to pop off and be replaced or repaired with a clamp.

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Maybe a blown "crimped fitting" on a brake hose, but I haven't ever run into a "compression fitting" on a brake system.

Please, replace the part in question....you only get one chance to see "if it will hold" or not when you need to stop. Don't find out the hard way!

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I think you have peaked everyones curiosity enough that a posting a picture is in order? I would really like to see what your talking about.

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