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97 350 Brake Question


Just recently started up my 97 F350 after sitting since the winter. Started without any problems. I ran it around the yard a few times and after about 10 minutes, it seems a brake line burst. The pedal went right to the floor and would hardly stop. The only problem I have is I cant see where the line burst. If I'm looking under the truck the fluid is pouring out and dripping down the front of the transmission pan. The master cylinder is new last year so I know thats fine. I tried looking from the top of the motor but cant find where its leaking. Does anyone have a brake line routing pic/chart that could help me find the problem? Its a 97 DRW Flatbed if it makes any difference. Thanks.
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Some thing you could do is fill the brake fluid resivour and have a helper push in the brake pedal while you look and listen for where the fluid is coming out of.

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Some thing you could do is fill the brake fluid resivour and have a helper push in the brake pedal while you look and listen for where the fluid is coming out of.

Sounds like a metal line may have burst on you if coming from there
If so does this truck have a lot of rust on it?

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Yea the truck has a fair amount of rust on the underside of it. I'm assuming it weakened the lines to the point of no return. Are new pre-bents available from the master cylinder back?
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