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Brake Line Ford Focus 2011
02-10-2014, 12:14 PM
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Brake Line Ford Focus 2011
So last week I slid off the road due to icy road conditions. While being pulled out of the ditch, they broke my brake line. I had the brake line replaced but he did a hard line with no flex line. First question - is this ok?

Second, now when I use the brake pedal, I would say 3/4 of the way pushed or more, I get a ding (bell ring) in the car but description on the console of the problem. The battery was removed to install the brake line, so I tried to reset the system from the interior of the car reset and it states the brake system is ok, but I don't understand the dinging (bell sound) when I use the brake.

Can someone please respond with help for both the hard line with no flex line and bell sound while using the brake pedal.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
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02-10-2014, 12:34 PM
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RE: Brake Line Ford Focus 2011
If they did not install a flex where it was supposd to be it's going to fail VERY soon! There are no short cuts in that type of work and no way to do a reset from anywhere to solve the problem. As for the warning bell, there's probably some air in the system causing an imbalance in line pressure.

Get it done the right way (by someone who cares enough to do it correctly) and all should return to normal.

Let us know how you make out.
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02-10-2014, 12:54 PM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2014 12:55 PM by bjones0911.)
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RE: Brake Line Ford Focus 2011
(02-10-2014 12:34 PM)Rupe Wrote:  If they did not install a flex where it was supposd to be it's going to fail VERY soon! There are no short cuts in that type of work and no way to do a reset from anywhere to solve the problem. As for the warning bell, there's probably some air in the system causing an imbalance in line pressure.

Get it done the right way (by someone who cares enough to do it correctly) and all should return to normal.

Let us know how you make out.

Thank you for your input. I am taking it to a Ford Dealership tomorrow and will let you know.
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