This SAE Recommended Practice covers the application of hydraulic brake hose (as defined by current issue of SAE J1401) as used to provide a flexible hydraulic connection between wheel end or axle brake system components on motor vehicles. The purpose of this document is to outline design, operating, and service factors in routing a hydraulic brake hose assembly to a vehicle. It is intended to serve as a recommended practice for original equipment manufacturers. Vehicle design circumstances may exist that prevent strict adherence to this document. Any deviations should have the concurrence of all engineering functions involved.
The Automotive Brake and Steering Hose Standards Committee has reviewed this document and added further details for evaluating the application of hydraulic brake hose to the wheel end and axle on motor vehicles.