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BMW 840Ci Brake Hose Replacement

A brake hose replacement is a straightforward brake system service, but the price can vary greatly depending on your car.

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BMW 840Ci Brake Hose Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW 840Ci Brake Hose Replacement is $121. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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1997 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 287,000 miles
Fresno CA 93730
Nov 13, 2020
$103 - $125
1996 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 131,000 miles
Fresno CA 93726
Nov 8, 2020
$113 - $139
1997 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 192,000 miles
Forest Falls CA 92339
Nov 1, 2020
$110 - $134
1995 BMW 840Ci
4.0L V8 Base • 397,000 miles
Corona Del Mar CA 92625
Oct 23, 2020
$106 - $130
1995 BMW 840Ci
4.0L V8 Base • 212,000 miles
Long Beach CA 90804
Oct 21, 2020
$100 - $122
1997 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 121,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89123
Oct 18, 2020
$107 - $131
1996 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 40,000 miles
Irvine CA 92603
Oct 17, 2020
$114 - $140
1996 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 153,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94127
Oct 17, 2020
$109 - $133
1995 BMW 840Ci
4.0L V8 Base • 103,000 miles
Cupertino CA 95014
Sep 25, 2020
$113 - $139
1996 BMW 840Ci
4.4L V8 Base • 339,000 miles
Palmdale CA 93591
Sep 15, 2020
$107 - $131
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is a Brake Hose?

The brake hose is a key part of your brake system. Your brake system, I hope you don’t need to be reminded, is the most important safety feature on your car. Your car’s brake system relies on hydraulic fluid to apply the brakes. When you press on the brake pedal, the master cylinder sends brake fluid down towards the wheels. The brake calipers use the fluid to create the pressure necessary for the brake pads to grip the brake rotors. That stops the rotors from spinning, which in turn slows the car down. It’s that simple. So, where do the hoses come in? Relax. I’m getting there. The brake fluid travels from the master cylinder to the calipers. It starts by going through steel brake lines, which are strong and durable. But as the fluid nears the wheels, it needs to travel through something else. Steel brake lines don’t work near the wheels, because the amount of movement of the wheels requires something flexible. So, for the final stretch of their journey to help your right foot, the brake fluid travels through flexible rubber brake hoses. Though rubber hoses are extremely durable, like anything else in your car, they’re subject to wear and tear.

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Symptoms of a failing Brake Hose

Brakes not working

Hey, this seems kind of important, doesn’t it? You might be a good driver, but you’re definitely not good enough to be driving around with faulty brakes. So, don’t do it. If your brakes stop working or you experience a dramatic loss of performance, then something is very wrong with your brake system, and you need to handle it immediately. It could be a number of things when it comes to brakes, and that includes a brake hose that is damaged and not working.

Spongy brakes

I’m guessing you can probably figure out that “spongy” isn’t a great adjective to describe car parts. If the brake hose has picked up a leak or two, the feeling of the brake pedal will be exactly that: spongy. When you go to use your brakes, your right foot will be greeted with a not very pleasant sensation of brakes that are flat out mushy which is not good. If you’re not willing to fix your brakes for safety, then at least fix them for your feet. Nobody wants to step on something mushy.

Leaks

Leaks always indicate an issue. If you find fluid hanging out under your car, that’s usually a sign that something is leaking, and that’s not good. That leak could be your brake fluid coming through a damaged brake hose. If that’s the case…well, I’m sure you can put two and two together.

Damaged brake hose

Look, I know you’re probably not checking out your car’s hoses on the daily. But if you’re getting your hands dirty under your car - or if a mechanic is getting their hands dirty - and a visibly damaged brake hose is noticed, well, that’s a pretty good sign that it’s time for replacement.

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How urgent is a Brake Hose replacement?

I’m sorry, did you just completely skip over the part where a damaged brake hose can keep your brakes from working at all? Because that was definitely supposed to catch your attention.
Your brakes are absolutely vital. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to getting your brake hose repaired.

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