A slow leak in a brake hose can, over time, lose enough fluid to allow air to enter the hydraulic system which will increase the amount of pedal travel to apply the brakes.
A hose's performance can be jeopardized by an external leak, internal malfunction or age / deterioration.
Internal malfunctions can cause a small part of the inner hose liner to become dislodged and act like a one way check valve that will either prevent full brake pressure from getting to a wheel or not allowing the brake pressure to bleed off.
Either condition will cause uneven braking, exhibited by a "pull" to one side or cause the wheel to drag and not fully release.
Rubber brake hoses need to be inspected for age cracks, bulges, swelling or other damage. Brake hoses must withstand pressures that can range from a few hundred pounds per square inch up to almost 2000 psi! If a line or hose can't take the pressure and fails, all braking ability in the affected brake circuit will be lost.
The arteries of a car's brake system
A multi-braided PVA hose reinforced to be compatible with most non-petroleum based brake fluids. A hydraulic brake hose carries fluid pressure from the Master Cylinder, through a steel line at the vehicle frame, to the brake caliper or wheel cylinder at the wheel. A brake hose must flex with wheel and suspension movement.
This flexible hose connects the brake caliper to the steel brake line of the Master Cylinder.
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Brake Hoses tested up to 4,000 PSI without rupture based on burst test.