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Unread 10-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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Not really sure... Easier to cut a section, but better to replace the whole thing I assume?

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Get copper line! You can bend it by hand!

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Unread 10-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #17
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Not really sure... Easier to cut a section, but better to replace the whole thing I assume?

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Meh, not necessissarily... You need to just inspect the brake line as it goes down the rail. If it appears the line was just rubbing in this area, then replacing just the bad section should be fine... If the entire things looks pitted and rusted, then you may want to look into swaping out the entire line. It really isn't as hard as you would think.

Regardless of whether you are replacing the entire thing, or just the section... I would check out a few YouTube videos for how to "single flair" and "double flair" lines... You can rent a "flairing tool" from advance/autozone, and after a few tries, you will be a master at it.

Line benders are about $5 or less... Definitely don't want to bend by hand, you WILL put a crimp in the line.

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Unread 10-03-2013, 07:56 AM   #18
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Thanks for the help guys. I will check the condition of the line and see if I can get away with replacing a section. I am going to do calipers, rotors and pads too so I will do it all in one shot. Apollo, thanks for the vote of confidence. I have a Chiltons Manual and this forum... I've done water pumps, t-stats, driveshafts, and valve cover gaskets so how hard can it be!
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #19
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Ok, so, without flaring the line or anything, is it really this easy???
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Unread 10-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #20
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Get copper line! You can bend it by hand!
I just replaced all the brake lines in my '94 YJ with steel lines after initially finding a leak in the line to the right front and then several others as I looked closer. Went to Napa and bought sections of straight coated line (not pre bent). I cut and flared them as needed. You can also get a bulk roll if you need to replace more than just a section. You can bend the steel line by hand if you are very careful but better to have the tool for the short radius bends. The flare fittings at the proportional valve junction block are three different sizes so you have to get a few different sized fittings to get everything connected. Pre bent kits are available but I cant imagine how you could fish them around the frame and all the obstacles in one long section. i had to insert a few couplings here and there to get it right.
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