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Old 06-07-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Cut into something I shouldn't have...

Long story short I was cutting my rear spring perch down so it wouldn't bang into my rear shocks and I got a little cut crazy with the 4 1/2" grinder. Fluid leaked at about a steady drip and was wondering if anyone knew what that pre bent looking brake line is actually called, and how time consuming to replace? Thanks guys

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Old 06-07-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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you should be able to buy a stick of line from a parts store with fittings.. 10-15 bucks.. then bleed the system..

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Old 06-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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That's your rear brake hard line. You need to replace that line for your safety an others you care about. Best place to get it is a dealership parts department.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #4
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if it is not cut in a bend area you can use a compression union to repair your brake line
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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You can get brake line sections in various lengths at most auto parts stores, if I recall the line is 3/16"diameter. It is very easy to bend by hand, you will need 2 couplings and a flaring tool that is capable of a double flare. They do make a double flare adapter for most block flare tools that is inexpensive. Fix the line and bleed the system.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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You can get brake line sections in various lengths at most auto parts stores, if I recall the line is 3/16"diameter. It is very easy to bend by hand, you will need 2 couplings and a flaring tool that is capable of a double flare. They do make a double flare adapter for most block flare tools that is inexpensive. Fix the line and bleed the system.
X2 you can borrow the high speed tools Jim is referring to for free from O'Reilly auto parts. Good luck . Oh tons of YouTube brake line videos are out there too.
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I wanna try staying away from the compression union because that's more of a temp fix but could someone point me in the right direction for the flared couplings?
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I wanna try staying away from the compression union because that's more of a temp fix but could someone point me in the right direction for the flared couplings?
Any decent parts store such as NAPA will have them along with the tube.
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I was able to buy a 3/16" tube with the flares and fittings already installed at Napa for roughly 5 bucks. Everything was going good until I tried to bleed the brakes and noticed the rear driver side bleeder was broke, so I ordered a new one. Than moved on to the passenger side and after 2-3 pumps little chunks of grease ended up in my drain bottle. I really hope the PO didn't think that was a zerk fitting...
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Isn't it a different size from a standard zerk fitting?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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There roughly the same in size, this fitting might be a tad bigger
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But if you left the bleed fitting tight the grease would not get into the slave or caliper because unless it is loosened it is sealed unlike a true greasable zerk so even if a lame brain attached a grease gun it would not take any grease and feel plugged when you tried to stroke the grease gun
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I was able to buy a 3/16" tube with the flares and fittings already installed at Napa for roughly 5 bucks. Everything was going good until I tried to bleed the brakes and noticed the rear driver side bleeder was broke, so I ordered a new one. Than moved on to the passenger side and after 2-3 pumps little chunks of grease ended up in my drain bottle. I really hope the PO didn't think that was a zerk fitting...
lol some people should not DIY
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At least it is a very short section of brake line and an easy fix since you only have to replace the piece between the distribution block and the wheel on the rear axle.
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Than moved on to the passenger side and after 2-3 pumps little chunks of grease ended up in my drain bottle. I really hope the PO didn't think that was a zerk fitting...
That's quality, right there.

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