Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, corroded brake lines in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I have a 2005 escalade, front brake line rusted out and popped anyone else have this problem?also does anyone have ...
Wow. I'll have to look at mine to see if I have a problem.
I'm a little paranoid lately about brake lines, had one burst in my driveway on my 98 Olds. Lucky it was there and not on I95 the last time it was moved. It appears to be the same problem as yours, brake corroded lines. On my 98 I guess I can see it happening, but on something that much newer?
I'm starting to wonder if we need to paint/coat some of these vulnerable parts under our vehicles in the winter salt areas.
Depending on the brake line length, fittings, etc you might be able to make one cheaply. I've done a few in my younger years when you could buy the fittings, brake line, and a bending tool. It was kind of fun to make my own hard lines for only a few dollars and some of my time.
If you buy one already made I'd be surprised if you're not paying a lot of money, even more if you're having the dealership install it.
Automobile(s): 2005 Escalade ESV, White Diamond Pearl
Re: corroded brake lines
I just replaced a line on a 2001 Tahoe for a friend. I got a loaner tool from Advance to flare tubing I had left over from another brake job. The Tahoe needed a double flaring tool. Advance sells 3/16" tubing also. Recently I have seen a lot of issues with brake lines. I, myself had one on the rear blow out on 95 at 70 mph when the fuel tanker in front of me locked up all 18 wheels. When we stopped there was only inches between us. Thank the Lord.
Personally, I believe the tubing may be foreign or a lower grade. Never had problems before.