I bought a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic LT (1500?) 4wd extended cab to replace my 1997 Nissan Pick Up that was wrecked by an uninsured distracted driver. Two days later while sitting at a red light, the brake pedal went to the floor. The brake line for the front passenger side sprung a leak. I noticed then that the driver side line was damp in one place.
Went on line and Googled Brake lines for 2007 SIlverado. I clicked on the first hit and it took me to a place that sold a complete set of lines for $170. The passenger side line comes in for sections for the DIYer because it has to come from the ABS pump located under the drivers side door and goes all the way to the front, across under the radiator and back to the wheel.
I got all the old front lines out and started installing the new lines in reverse order. Now comes the problem. Because the google link took me straight to the page for the lines, I did not drill down to find make and model etc. Turns out the Silverado Classic is not the same as the regular Silverado and none of the lines match up.
First, I don’t have a proportioning valve, the lines on my truck go from the ABS motor directly to the Master Cylinder. The drivers side line is also about 2" too long. I have threaded these lines through body/frame to their locations on each end. I think I can bend the lines by hand and make them fit although the Master Cylinder lines will have to be bent a lot and they will have to take a little short cut as they aren’t long enough to follow the original route.
It started raining so I have quit for the day. I plan on running the passenger front line tomorrow to see how it fits.
I googled for more brake lines but was less specific this time. The company that I ordered these lines from does not make a set for the Silverado Classic. I found a set on Carib for this model. The ones on Carib are SS, made by Dorman, include all the rear lines and only cost $68.
Would you remove these lines and try to return them and buy a better fitting set or try to bend the lines in place? Once bent there is no return. The Dorman set uses a one piece passenger side line and that won’t be easy to get out. I mangled the old passenger side line getting it out.