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post #1 of 8 Old 05-15-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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My brakes went out recently, and I found a leak at the rear frame cross member right before the flexible line that runs to the axle. It was getting dark out before I could really see where exactly the fluid was coming from, and I have way too much crap in my garage right now. Im just wondering if y'all might be able to point me in the eight direction to get this fixed.

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Auto parts store and buy a brake line and bender to replace the broken one.


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If your going to replace the line before the flex do yourself a favor and replace the 2 hard lines that are on the axle as well. They are usually not far behind in failing and for the extra $20 in tubing its a job you will not have to go back and do in a few months
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How much tubing will I need, and I will also need a flaring tool as well correct?
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You can buy pre-flared line. Bring the old lines in, measure the overall length, and find someone at the FLAPS who knows her/his asphalt from second base, and have them find the right length of tubing with the right flare fittings on the end. Use the old lines as models for bending the new ones. I did both hard lines going to the rear wheels after the flex line via this method; no cutting, flaring, etc. needed. Pay attention wrt. the fittings; there are sometimes different sizes left/right, and sometimes the upstream end and the downstream end of the same line are different thread sizes.
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I'm going to try to bend my own lines because I was told that there is a kind of line that bends easily by hand, and then I just need the flairing tool. Does anyone have a list of fittings that I would need to replace the hard lines? Any other tips for doing this job?

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Like I said, you can get the lines with the flares and fittings, but straight, and bend them yourself. Still use a tubing bender to keep from kinking the line, but yeah, the force is by hand.
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Mine went along the frame rail behind the fuel tank. I had them all replaced with stainless steel. I did not want to have that happen again. I forget the price (2007) but Classic Tube was right on. All prebent with shipping bends of course. I need to replace the passenger side wheel cylinder which is frozen and the booster/master cylinder leaking.

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