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onlyoneromeo 08-22-2007 06:28 PM

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?

onlyoneromeo 08-22-2007 08:32 PM

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?

daddyjeep 08-23-2007 11:39 AM

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.

whitebuffalo 08-23-2007 01:17 PM

ditto. 5 bucks for brake tubing and another five for the tubing bender at ghetto-zone (or maybe advanced?)

onlyoneromeo 08-23-2007 01:52 PM

what is entailed with compression fitting as opposed to flaring the tubing?

payj90 08-23-2007 04:36 PM

here in pa they will not inspect a vechical with compressoin fittings in brake lines, i would just replace the whole line.

onlyoneromeo 08-23-2007 09:30 PM

well here they dont go that deep. jus a emissions and basic safety check and ur done

onlyoneromeo 08-23-2007 09:48 PM

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?

Triple88a 08-23-2007 09:57 PM

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 :)

daddyjeep 08-24-2007 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by payj90 (Post 125958)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by onlyoneromeo (Post 126085)
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.

onlyoneromeo 09-24-2007 09:47 PM

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?

thanx guys

daddyjeep 09-25-2007 11:13 AM

I just googled a nice wright up about this.:punk:

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.

onlyoneromeo 10-06-2007 01:40 PM

anyone know what size tubing i need to use for this brake line repair?

bernm8r 10-07-2007 10:25 AM

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.
good luck
Bern

Triple88a 10-07-2007 09:24 PM

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.

onlyoneromeo 10-07-2007 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onlyoneromeo (Post 146374)
anyone know what size tubing i need to use for this brake line repair?

anyone?:crash:

Triple88a 10-07-2007 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onlyoneromeo (Post 146748)
anyone?:crash:

same diameter as stock? :doh: jk

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


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