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Dumb Question - Brake Lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, I ordered an extended brake line for the rear. It came today. I am trying real hard to do my own repairs on my truck. I know my hubby has enough to do on his own plus I like that feeling of satisfaction if I can do it myself. Is there anything I need to know before I take off the old line? I'm assuming it will need to be bled after the change - correct? I have the old gas line off except for that one darned fitting at the sending unit. Brackets are off and it is disconnected at the fuel filter :-).

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Yup, just pull the old one off, put the new one on, and bleed the brakes. Real simple to install, in thoery... </font color>
     
  3. Polaris

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    Thanks. I talked to hub on the phone and asked if there was any reason why I couldn't do it. He laughed! I said it looks easy and he said yes it "looks" easy, but there's this rust thing. I'll give it a whirl. Mostly I want to know if I can use my best friend, PB Blaster, before turning the wrench. Got my rusted gas line brackets off prety easy with the help of that, not even using the impact /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Figure the exercise will be good for me.
     
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    <font color="green"> Yup, the rust and age of the parts always causes easy things to be not so easy... that's why I said that it's easy "in thoery" /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif </font color>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Mostly I want to know if I can use my best friend, PB Blaster,

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    Defintely yes. Have at it with that stuff. It was one of my best friends too when I was doing that stuff to mine. Just remember to bleed the brakes well after you get everything changed over.
     
  6. DieselDan

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    Watch out for twisted brake lines, flare-line wrenches are a must if they're really stuck. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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