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post #1 of 9 Old 04-16-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake line help

Hey just hoping someone can shine some light on my problem. I bought a new rear brake line and it is the axle breather and at tee for the two hard brake lines. Just wondering how I can can get the old one out and the new one in. Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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The breather hose is actually a hollow bolt that holds that junction box to the axle. Unscrew the two brakelines from the junction box, then unscrew the breather hose, then you'll have to unscrew the brake line that runs into the softline at the frame end. You'll see a little plate that fits into that fitting attached to the frame. You have to pull that out to free the softline from the frame.

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A brake line wrench also called a flare wrench helps to loosen the steel lines without rounding off the fittings.Be prepared to have to install new brake lines if yours are rusted up pretty bad.

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I would use the rear brake line for a 95 yj since it is longer and you are lifted. I got mine at advance auto, part # H38845
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NAPA Auto has the same part. 95 YJ P/N 38845. Napa Auto site shows the actual hose length on their site. The XJ brake hose length is 13.25" long and the 95 YJ hose length is 16 3/8" long.
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Anybody know why the thread in the new hose is too big for the brake line thread?
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The 3" longer 95 YJ line works great on my 96 XJ and brought me the little more extra length I needed.


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Originally Posted by Mattfox1025 View Post
Anybody know why the thread in the new hose is too big for the brake line thread?
You bought the wrong part?

It's a 3/16" brake-line & double flare fitting.

I also used a mid nineties Dakota in the rear for the flex line.

For the front ~4-5" you can use Chevy Silverado flex lines.
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