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I'm in the process of a rear brake rebuild for my 87 F-150, after a parking brake cable replacement project revealed a leaking wheel cylinder. The brake lines on both sides snapped off when replacing the wheel cylinders, so they get to be replaced, too. The fittings at the wheel cylinders are 5/16, but are 3/8 at the center hose that drops down from the frame. Does that sound right, or do I have an incorrect part somewhere? The new wheel cylinders were the same as the old ones, so I don't think they are the problem. Any good suggestions for engineering a solution?

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Something sounds wrong, I used 3/8ths fittings the whole way across my truck front to back except for the master cylinder fittings, they are considerably larger, but use the same ID line. What wheel cylinders did you get?


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Dorman replacements from RockAuto. Part numbers W59240 and W59241.

By the way, where in PA are you? I just moved from York to Lancaster County.

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Cambria county, good ways northwest of you.

I'm not sure why you are having an issue with the fitting size, the replacements I got from carquest bolted right in and even up to one ton dually cylinders they fitting is the same size. The part numbers come up with the right part.


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I've done a little more research this morning. Both the AutoZone and Advance Auto websites specify a 3/8 inlet on the wheel cylinders. It appears that the Dorman/Rock Auto parts might be the problem.

It appears that I have some more checking to do. Good thing it's going to be a nice weekend.

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I went back to recheck everything before I started buying more parts. As it turns out, I had mis-measured the wheel end fitting on my brake lines. It's a 3/8 fitting, and the larger one that came off the center hose is 7/16. The Rock Auto/Dorman parts are fine, they're not the problem. The oddball part is the center hose. One side is a 7/16 fitting, the other is 3/8. I checked the AutoZone and Advance websites and confirmed that is the correct measurements. I picked up an adapter and got everything put back together over the weekend. Next step is to bleed the system.

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