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Old 05-07-2007, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a blown brake hose, and went to replace it, no problem, right? Well, the fitting that goes from the steel line, that connects to the rubber line, was stripped. What options are there? I can't replace the fitting itself. Can I splice into the steel line? Can I buy new lines already pre-bent?

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you're right, you can't replace the hardline and it's unsafe to splice into it due to the pressure of the braking system.

but what you can try is soaking the fittings in penetrating oil to help it loosen up, and then use locking pliers to get them off....if you clamp them tight enough, it should work

otherwise, take it to a mechanic who can torch it and then clamp it
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I managed to get it off, but I can't get the new one threaded in. it seems like the bottom of the fitting won't catch on the threads.

I found a junkyard that will pull the line for me, with all the fittings, for $20. *should* be a piece of cake now.

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they're willing to pull it off for you as well?? wow....now that's a great junkyard...
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I remember some brake line fittings that were an absolute B***H to get the threaded part started, so its hard to say without being there that you need to keep trying or not.

In any event, you shouldn't have any problems replacing the hard line, unless the junkyard gives it to you pre-stripped.
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The line I got was the proper line, but I think it was to a newer model camry. Anyways, it was easy to bend to fit in the right place, as the brake like from the junkyard was longer than the original. It is in place and worked like a charm! It only cost $15, not $20.
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nice...

I've never messed with my hard lines before....where does the hard line at the brakes connect to the rest of the braking system? right under the chassis?
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I've never messed with my hard lines before....where does the hard line at the brakes connect to the rest of the braking system? right under the chassis?
The top part connects to the master cylinder and the bottome fitting, which goes through the wheel well, connects to the soft brake hose right above the axel.
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I managed to get it off, but I can't get the new one threaded in. it seems like the bottom of the fitting won't catch on the threads.
I am having the same exact problem. This is the only thread I found that mentioned this..

I am going to cut the flare off, replace the threaded fitting, and reflare it. I don't understand why half of the old fitting isn't threaded - makes it impossible to thread into the new rubber hose.
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I am having the same exact problem. This is the only thread I found that mentioned this..

I am going to cut the flare off, replace the threaded fitting, and reflare it. I don't understand why half of the old fitting isn't threaded - makes it impossible to thread into the new rubber hose.
Had the same problem with the rear brakes... The fitting is correctly threaded, but somehow the end is too wide at times. I ended up taking a small file and filed the outer round end until it fit right.
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I find that if you don't have the fitting and hard line lined up EXACTLY right, it's a PITA to thread in.
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