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    Question A few questions about my truck!

    Hello everyone, I have just picked up a 2004 sliverado 1500 4x4 the other day. I got a smoken deal on it because it needed a few things. Anyways, the brake lines under the drivers door are rotted, and one blew. It seems to be a common problem on these trucks in the salt belt. Anyways, I was wondering what would be better, buying a pre made brake line kit and doing it myself or just taking it into a shop. I don't mind spending the money to have it fixed, as I try to take care of my rigs. Next problem is, it has a gas leak, from the top of the tank. And only when running, any ideas what that maybe? Thanks in advance!

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    You get a lot of salt up there? Or just from the snow removal?

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    We get lots of salt on the roads up here during the winter. And lots of snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch4x4 View Post
    Hello everyone, I have just picked up a 2004 sliverado 1500 4x4 the other day. I got a smoken deal on it because it needed a few things. Anyways, the brake lines under the drivers door are rotted, and one blew. It seems to be a common problem on these trucks in the salt belt. Anyways, I was wondering what would be better, buying a pre made brake line kit and doing it myself or just taking it into a shop. I don't mind spending the money to have it fixed, as I try to take care of my rigs. Next problem is, it has a gas leak, from the top of the tank. And only when running, any ideas what that maybe? Thanks in advance!


    To The Site.....regarding the Front Brake Lines, here's a diagram(Front-End)to give some idea on what how the lines are routed, so you could see if you wanted to do the installed or have a shop do it??........also if its with-in your budget, this may be a good time to replaced all 4 the Factory Rubber Brakes Lines, and going with Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines??

    Edit:.....Number's #4 and #23 are the Brake-Lines.





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    If your gas leak is only while it is running I would think that you have a leak at a fuel line above the tank or one of the connectors connecting the lines to the fuel pump. You will have to drop the tank and investigate. Maybe someone dropped the tank a little to try to fix the brake line and cracked a fuel line.

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