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Badly corroded brake tubing on my Plymouth Voyager 1998,

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Badly corroded brake tubing on my Plymouth Voyager 1998, with 145K, and in pretty good shape rust wise. A week ago, approaching a red light, I lost the brakes. The Van was towed home, and i found one brake tube (galvanized steel tubing ) broke. The two tubes from master cylinder to equalized valve, has in the middle an 10 in. long piece of stainless steel flex tubing, for whatever reason. The corrosion at the meeting point is brutal. The same with tubes attached to the aluminum body equalizer valve, the corrosion is really bad closest to the valve, and more like normal farther back. I think this is a bad design, not giving thought to the chemical reaction when joining different metals. I can not find any recall for this. Aarno Pehkonen
What do you think ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.

HI,

To be honest, that corrosion looks normal if you live in the Rust Belt, along the coast, or where the roads are salted in the winter. I have seen many of these rust due to the environmental conditions, but none due to the design. I now live in SD and we dont salt the roads in the winter, instead using sand, I have yet to see these lines rusted out here.

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