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MOhillbilly 01-02-2013 04:46 PM

brake line fitting
Busted the line at the fitting on the rear passenger side today. I can't get the fitting off, it seems really soft on both ends. Box wrench and socket wanted to round the edges with the slightest amount of torque. Special tool of tricks?

Orielly didn't know the diameter of.the line either. My chiltons didn't have specs that I seen. I assumed its 3/16.

MOhillbilly 01-02-2013 04:48 PM

93 f 250

Dayze 01-02-2013 04:48 PM

what kind of ball bearings does it take?

Flachief58 01-02-2013 04:50 PM

Have you tried heating the fitting with a torch?

MOhillbilly 01-02-2013 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by Flachief58 (Post 9269645)
Have you tried heating the fitting with a torch?

Not yet since I can't break it loose from the split either.

Flachief58 01-02-2013 04:59 PM

Hit it with a wire brush, soak with PB blaster, let it sit for 30 min, wipe it clean and try again. If not, Vice grips, drill, and tap & die set may be your only option here

Baby Lee 01-02-2013 05:00 PM

BlackHelicopters 01-02-2013 05:01 PM

Check the fetzer valve.

SAUTO 01-02-2013 05:15 PM

Vice grips
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SAUTO 01-02-2013 05:16 PM

not going to work.too big.

Thought you were linking to thosesquare drive sockets.

Wife bought me a set and they work great
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Ace Gunner 01-02-2013 05:32 PM

i'm assuming this is drum brake and the line is alloy. I'd use reg pliers and I know it'll get buggered up, but I doubt you have a choice. If it comes off, great -- you can likely get it back together with pliers and it doesn't take a lot of torque to cinch those.

But, if not...

If you can replace the line at the coupling easy enough, just cut it and crimp the end shut so a minimal amount of fluid is lost. you're gonna need to bleed that thoroughly after you're finished, either way. you'll need a new slave unit, they are cheap enough.

MOhillbilly 01-02-2013 05:39 PM

Can I just splice the line and bypass having to **** with the coupling?

Ace Gunner 01-02-2013 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by MOhillbilly (Post 9269966)
Can I just splice the line and bypass having to **** with the coupling?

I don't know of any way to do this. The flair fitting is done by machine and it has to be precise.

tooge 01-02-2013 06:43 PM

There is a wrench just for brake line fittings so the edges won't strip. Ask auto parts store

Flachief58 01-02-2013 06:46 PM

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I use these in plumbing, but I don't see why it wouldn't work here

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