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Old 03-29-2015, 09:40 PM   #1
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Need some help....I am trying to fix the rear passenger wheel brake line on my 94 HCE edition... has anyone worked on brake lines?

I was trying to loosen the connection at the rear passenger brake line, which I discovered was a 12MM. Having a rough time getting the rear 12mm off at the hose connection point, right tighty left loosey... the connection point is not rusted, just really tight. Trying to figure out the best route, since the rest of the line is rusted should I just cut the line and take my impact to the 12mm at the brake hose connector to get it removed? I hit it today with some PB Blaster and some box wrenches without much luck...

Any ideas?
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Default Re: Fixing a rear Brake Line

What I have found effective is to cut the line and then use an electric or pneumatic impact with a 6 point socket to get the fitting out. They are in tapered seats ands seriously stuck. You can try a 6 point box end wrench and a small hammer the repeatedly whack the free end, it might work. 6 point short socket and breaker bar can be used as well.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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1994 HCE
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Need some help....I am trying to fix the rear passenger wheel brake line on my 94 HCE edition... has anyone worked on brake lines?

I was trying to loosen the connection at the rear passenger brake line, which I discovered was a 12MM. Having a rough time getting the rear 12mm off at the hose connection point, right tighty left loosey... the connection point is not rusted, just really tight. Trying to figure out the best route, since the rest of the line is rusted should I just cut the line and take my impact to the 12mm at the brake hose connector to get it removed? I hit it today with some PB Blaster and some box wrenches without much luck...

Any ideas?
If I'm replacing the line anyway, I cut it close to the fitting and then use my impact to buzz it out. Then I drive the line out of the fitting and reuse the fitting. What I usually find is that the line has corroded a little bit inside the fitting and will not allow the fitting to spin on the line so you can loosen it.

Also, I've found that nickel/copper brake line is very easy to work with. You can form it by hand and if you make a mistake just straighten it out and rebend it. Make sure it is NiCu BRAKE LINE from an auto parts store and not just copper plumbing line from Lowes. Not the same stuff.
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Default Re: Fixing a rear Brake Line

Oh, I already bought some new brake line from a local auto parts store here in Cincinnati (Smyth Automotive, as they were competitive priced to Autozone, with the connector already in place- and I have bought parts from them before)...

I have a flair tool and a pipe bender as well... I was able to remove the brake line brackets last night without any issues. I will cut the line so that I can just impact the fitting off and get the new line in place.

This is the only thing that is keeping this car in the garage currently. The only other things that needs to be replaced are the odometer gear and the lights; an Oil change, auto trans change and new filter and I should be good to go.
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1/15

97SW2 266K Miles
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Gone 3/12

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Old 03-30-2015, 01:07 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fixing a rear Brake Line

Only thing not to do is use a torch on the flare fitting if it connects to a flex line, then tend to blow the rubber line off with quite a bang.. The 6 point socket works with a ratchet, and a few taps with the hammer.
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