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BRAKE FLARE NUT?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Well my 19 year old rear brake line dosent wanna come appart I ended up striping out the flare nut so Im gonna cut it off and RE flair the line Its a '84 K10 does anyone know the size of the like? I know it used a 7/16 wrench but I also know that dosent mean anything unless I go to a dealership to get the nut. BTW does anyone know the size of the hard likes on a 14bolt FF?
     
  2. Don

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    Front brake line's, 1/4"
    Rear brake line's, 3/16"
     
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    Just replace the line. A new line, with new flare nuts at each end, only costs a few bucks. I usually resort to Vise Grips to remove brake fittings that have been horked beyond saving. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    ok and what size is the thead on the rear line?
    I dont really see the point in changing the lines There good except that that one nut and it looks like Chevrolet put a little extra for when this happens.
    BTW DON 3/16 is the size of the line for the 1/2 that runs down the fame to the ruberhose not the lines that run on the axle right?
     
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    1/4" down trough the frame, and then after the brass fitting, 3/16".
     
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    I dont really see the point in changing the lines

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    How about because they're nearly 20 years old and you can't see whether or not they nearly corroded through from the inside? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif We're talking about $5 or so for a complete line. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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