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Old 08-22-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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brake line leak

hey guys, i jus sprung a leak in my rear brake line last night. i found where it is. its in the metal brake line that runs to the rear of the car underneath the drivers door. its a nice lil hole in the very rusted out brake line. is there a way to repair it by cutting out that bad section and splicing in a new section or replacing the whole line?

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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ok, i jus found the flare rapair kit i need online, but what about the adapters and tubing im gonna need to rejoin the lines....any idea where i can get those?

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Old 08-23-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Any parts store can help you with the necessary fittings and line. Pretty cheap and won't take you very long. If you get compression fittings you won't even need the flare kit. I replaced a section of my rear lines about six years ago with the compression fittings and haven't had a problem. Well until I blew out my front lines, but that is another story.
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ditto. 5 bucks for brake tubing and another five for the tubing bender at ghetto-zone (or maybe advanced?)
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #5
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what is entailed with compression fitting as opposed to flaring the tubing?
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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here in pa they will not inspect a vechical with compressoin fittings in brake lines, i would just replace the whole line.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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well here they dont go that deep. jus a emissions and basic safety check and ur done
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how do i go about replacing the whole line if possible...is it something i can buy at my local autoparts store or is there a jeep related site that sells it?
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:57 PM   #9
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I'd imagine the dealer should have some stuff and they will order it for you but i'd imagine they would rip you off quite good for the entire line
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:13 AM   #10
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here in pa they will not inspect a vechical with compressoin fittings in brake lines, i would just replace the whole line.
You need to find a new garage... they are a bit too picky. I live in PA and have mine inspected several times with a compression fitting.

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how do i go about replacing the whole line if possible...is it something i can buy at my local autoparts store or is there a jeep related site that sells it?

If you are replacing the whole line you will need the flaring tools. Buy a coil of line, bend it to shape, slide on fittings, and flare the ends.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #11
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ok, time to ressurrect this thread, i started the replacement of the line and i cant get the rear fitting off the jeep, its rusted to death and when tryin to get it out i stripped the nut. anywho , im gonna hve to cut the tubing and splice in this new line i have. can someone send me some pics of compression fittings and fittings that have been flared? thanx. are there advantages and disadvantages to each?

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Old 09-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #12
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I just googled a nice wright up about this.

http://volksweb.relitech.com/brakeln.htm

Looks like it will answer all your questions. I know it's a VDub wright up, but brake lines are brake lines.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
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anyone know what size tubing i need to use for this brake line repair?
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In NY they will not pass inspection for compression fittings either. My mechanic does not see a problem with either style but he would lose his inspection ticket if he were to pass me. I am sure if they do not see it it will not be an issue. I would personally prefer the flared fittings it is just as easy. If you want to replace the brake lines I have seen the entire brake line kits being sold pre-bent on a variety of online jeep catalogs. 4wd.com quadretech etc. if you are just looking to match a tube take the one you just cut out to the parts store and match it up.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:24 PM   #15
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you're talking about when going to test for emissions right? Do you really thing the guy is going to look for a brake line problem? When i went for my emissions testing on my old Miata, the guy plugged the computer in and 10-15 seconds after i was on my way out... He did not look at anything at all.
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anyone know what size tubing i need to use for this brake line repair?
anyone?
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anyone?
same diameter as stock? jk

I'll see if i can measure my tubes tomorow and see what i get.

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