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Old 06-23-2019, 09:22 PM   #1
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Anyone replaced right rear hard brake line?

While attempting to refurbish my brakes, the right rear hard line nut got rounded. The line was so stuck that when applying heat, I put so much in that the rubber line actually blew off before the nuts would separate with vice grips. I tried replacing the fitting and reflaring the line, but ended up having to cut it too short. (Bad tools, inexperience, frustration led to trying to flare it 6-7x) Im now going to replace the whole line and would love any tips or advice anyone whos done it can share.

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Old 06-24-2019, 02:29 AM   #2
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While attempting to refurbish my brakes, the right rear hard line nut got rounded. The line was so stuck that when applying heat, I put so much in that the rubber line actually blew off before the nuts would separate with vice grips. I tried replacing the fitting and reflaring the line, but ended up having to cut it too short. (Bad tools, inexperience, frustration led to trying to flare it 6-7x) Im now going to replace the whole line and would love any tips or advice anyone whos done it can share.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:18 AM   #3
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Yeah I had all that and then some. Ended up resorting to MAP gas and even then wouldnt break loose. Rounded the nut and then I said f it lets get it real hot and get the vice grips. It blew the rubber line apart, but the nut finally separated. I had new flex lines anyway. Just wasnt planning on the hard line too 🙄

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