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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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
 

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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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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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