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I'm finally getting around to rebuilding the brakes on my truck since one of the steel lines going to the rear developed a leak last week. I fixed the leak in the rear and now focusing on the front brakes.

I bought replacement front rubber brake lines from Rockauto (http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=111832) but I can't figure out out to get the original rubber brake lines off. Any suggestions?
 

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You need two wrenches. One to hold the line, and the other to loosen the steel line. Make sure you soak it down well with PB Blaster or something similar. I'd use a brake line wrench if you can on the steel line, they are less likely to strip out.
 

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Ah... don't forget the metal clip which has to be pulled out to the side - there's one at one or both ends of the hose. I'd pick up new ones from the dealer - they're cheap. And don't forget to replace the flexible hose in the back, too. Use flare nut wrenches to disconnect the brake line without rounding the soft nuts. The best are Snap-On, SK and the Craftsman Professional Line (NOT the normal crappy Craftsman) are next best.
 

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Thanks guys! I went ahead and tried to back out the nut from the hard line going to the rubber line on the passenger front and the hard line started to leak just above the nut. I backed out the nut a little more and the hard line completely split apart.

So after I took out the rusted top metal clip on the frame just above the rubber brake line, I pulled on the rubber brake line and it just came off with little effort.

I thought it was going to be harder but I guess the hardest part of this job is replacing all the metal lines. And those are some pretty crazy bends on the hard line from the tee to the rubber hose on the passenger front.

What do you guys use for those tight bends on metal brake lines?
 

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I'm finally getting around to rebuilding the brakes on my truck since one of the steel lines going to the rear developed a leak last week. I fixed the leak in the rear and now focusing on the front brakes.

I bought replacement front rubber brake lines from Rockauto (http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=111832) but I can't figure out out to get the original rubber brake lines off. Any suggestions?
how much were those brake lines?
 

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I paid $6 per rubber brake line + shipping.
 
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