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post #1 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Front left flexible brake hose advice please...

Hi All,

I've got a 2001 WJ that has just failed its UK MOT test due to the front left brake hose being too short and stretching when on full lock.

I'm looking at it now - and was going to order a replacement - but they all look exactly the same as what is fitted at the moment.

Please could you have a look at the photo below and tell me if it looks ok to you? It might be that the engineer is being 'over zealous'...

Thanks!

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 08:16 AM
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Is the Truck lifted in any way ???

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 08:45 AM
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I'm pretty sure mine looks the same way. I guess you can replace the front hoses and take it back for inspection.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Is the Truck lifted in any way ???

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Thanks - nope, just stock length shocks & springs...
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 06:33 PM
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Maybe a suspension/steering problem(missing steering stop?). Stock parts should work with stock suspension I would think.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-21-2017, 07:26 PM
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It looks too close to the ball joint nut, it should be a lot closer to the axle yoke. I changed them on my 2001 WJ and the aftermarket ones i got where miles out, had to bend them in several different planes to get it to fit. I would try bending it back towards the yoke as the metal pipe doesn't look in too bad a shape.
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If it's not been lifted is go back to the MOT tester and say that he needs to go to Jeep & have them explain that this is how they are.

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-22-2017, 05:19 PM
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Just bend it back! and it being lifted or not makes no difference to that part of the brake hose as its bolted under the spring perch.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-23-2017, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the advice. I have carefully bent the pipes a little which had really improved the flexible tube's curve and given some slack. I'll see what the tester says tomorrow...
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