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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudNurI, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Front brake lines- not sure what the hell its called- where they fit into the center of the frame in the front- the fittings- WTF is going on with them, we got the rear line on- but the front line- we cant get the fitting to "catch"...unable to see what direction the thing is heading- tubes are prebent- getting PISSED help!
     
  2. BIG STEVE

    BIG STEVE Registered Member

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    Did you compare the old one with new one first to see if same size and thread pitch? If so you can grind or file a taper on first couple of threads.
    Arnt you the same one we warned about what an involved job that is. good luck /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
    90 jimmy
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There is a clip that holds the 'union' in the backet that goes through the frame. One end of the union has the flex lines to the caliper and the other end has the pre-bent hard line threading into it. I removed the clip and cleaned up the union with a wire wheel.

    The union can only fit in the bracket a certain way, it's 'keyed'. It might be easier to remove it from the bracket and get the threads started, then re-install it and tighten up the hard line to it.

    Rene
     
  4. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Sometimes it's helpfull to turn the fitting in reverse while pressing. One or two revolutions back-wards, like your losening the thing. As the beginning of each threaded fitting pass each other, you should/might feel it "click" or drop. Then begin tightining it as-usual.

    Helpfull trick that has prevented meny-a crossthread.

    Good luck,
     

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