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18-12-2013
How To Repair Your Industrial Hydraulic Brakes Without Hiring A Mechanic

The hydraulic brake is without a doubt a vital car component that should be kept in tip-top shape at all times. For starters, this car component is the heart and soul of car’s safety features. When your industrial hydraulic brakes do not function properly, disasters and accidents become inevitable. Any failure in your hydraulic braking system may result in complete or partial loss of braking and traction, which can result to an accident. Obviously, industrial hydraulic brakes apply pressure to the pads and rotor, forcing cars to halt or brake.

Fixing a hydraulic brake is quite easy and simple. To repair industrial hydraulic brakes, you simply do not have to be an expert in car repairs and engine maintenance. Moreover, fixing these components can be done with just a few pieces of equipment. If you wish to learn how to fix your car’s hydraulic brakes, make sure to take note of these pieces of advice:

Inspect the master cylinder components and fluid levels

When fixing a hydraulic brake, the first thing you have to examine the master cylinder components as well as the fluid levels. In this case, the fluid level of your brake should be around the maximum and minimum marks on the reservoir of the brake fluid. A loss of fluid in your hydraulic braking system is an indication of a faulty system. Keep in mind that your car’s hydraulic braking system is practically a closed system. When examining the braking system, make sure to thoroughly check all seams and connections for any leaking signs.

Trace your brake lines

Trace all the lines of your brake, and look for any possible leaks. For the most part, these lines come from the brake reservoir, and they are connected to the master cylinder, which is located on the firewall of the driver’s side. Apparently, these lines are mainly made of flexible hoses and steel tubing. Every connection should be carefully examined for any leaks. As for the flexible hoses, you should examine for any fraying and cracks.

Replace the broken components

If there are any broken connections or leaking hoses, make sure to replace the affected components. This may include any of the brake’s flexible hoses that are frayed and cracked, which can eventually break the hose during usage. The flexible brake lines, for the most part, can be bought at most car part stores. The steel tubing, though, is typically an item meant for specifically dealers. To buy the right steel tubing for your braking system, you have to buy a particular tubing length, and bend it on your own, so it can meet the car’s requirements.

Refill the fluid

Flush out the old fluid on your industrial hydraulic brake, and replace it with the brake fluid. To do this, you need to drain all the fluid stores on the master cylinder, and refill it with the new one. After that, start bleeding the brake.

Check the brake thoroughly

Once you have finished bleeding the industrial hydraulic brake, make sure to give it a try. Like all other car components, industrial hydraulic brakes have to be thoroughly tested before they are used on roads and highways. 


My industrial hydraulic brakes had leaks. I had to follow any lines to the reservoir and realized it was a crack in one of the tubings. Otherwise, they worked great and I can depend on them with my life.
Posted by: Olga | January 20, 2014, 10:41 am
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