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Broke hard brake line on passenger side, how do I fix it? FRUSTRATED!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FreedomIsntFree, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. FreedomIsntFree

    FreedomIsntFree 1/2 ton status

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    So I was trying to loosen the fitting where it comes together on the frame rail and I snapped the hardline on the passenger side.

    Please tell me I don't have to buy a whole new hardline that goes from the master cylinder to the front passenger side?

    Can't I just use a coupler or sometype of fitting to splice it back together? I'm really upset that I broke that line. :angry1:
     
  2. surpip

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    if it broke right at the nut you ought to be able to cut it, flare it and reuse it.
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    not so bad....

    You can buy a line with fittings installed at a parts store for about 5-10 bucks--OR you can cut and double flare it and add a small peice--don't be tempted to use compression type fittings!--they are not designed to handle the pressure,and could fail at the worst moment!...

    I feel your pain--I have to change both of the rubber hoses on my 79 C10's front brakes--and I'm hoping I dont have the same problem as you--but with my luck,I will! :doah: --fix it right and be safe!--if it snapped off that easy,its probably rusty somewhhere else too,and ready to pop. :eek1:

    I'd not bother splicing a new peice in--replace the whole line back to the juntion block on the front crossmember..bring the old line with you,they are different threads at the junction block sometimes--you might need a brass adapter fitting.. :crazy:
     
  4. FreedomIsntFree

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    Broke it about 3/4" past the nut on the hard line. Can I just cut the line straight, slip the fitting over it and flare the tip? I think that's what you mean.
     
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    yes that is what i mean
     
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    Just make sure you use a double flair...a regular flair won't hold.
     
  7. FreedomIsntFree

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    I'm gonna head to a place called Stuart Hose and Pipe in the morning and just buy some lines. There is a block on the frame. So I can just go from that to the frame near the rotor. So at least I don't have to replace all the way from the master cylinder to the rotor.
     

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