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Unread 07-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Brake Line Issues!

So I broke a brake line this weekend (rubber one on the left) and am having a hard time removing it. You can see in the picture how the shoulders of the nut on the right are stripped and even vice grips aren't working. Any tips? Can I just remove the angle piece and use a coupler to attach to the steel line on the right?

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Unread 07-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Remove the spring clip holding the line on the mount. That should give you some extra room. I'd cut the rubber line soak the coupling with PB blaster pull it back through the mount where you can get a good grip with a wrench and use large water pump pliers to hold the rubber line coupling.
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Unread 07-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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Ok I'll soak it tonight. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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Got it off with some PB blaster and a small pipe wrench. Took some blood, sweat, and swear words though. New line is on order.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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I got it replaced, took probably a lot more effort than it should have but everything seems to be working.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #6
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Just out of curiosity, are anyone elses brakes really damn stiff? It takes a fair amount of force to stop. Maybe my booster is bad?
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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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Don't forget it is a lifted Jeep with 33's so they can feel that way.

If you want to test your booster, start the engine and let it idle. Shut it off and pump the brakes, you should get 2-3 good pedals before it gets obviously stiff. Press your foot on the brake and start the engine, the pedal should fall a little once the booster gets vacuum.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #8
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Happened to me. I had to use heat to get my old one off. Uh nebba mind
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #9
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Just out of curiosity, are anyone elses brakes really damn stiff? It takes a fair amount of force to stop. Maybe my booster is bad?
You might want to upgrade your brakes. The stock brakes were barely adequate for stock tires
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #10
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A 6" pipe wrench and a cheater pipe and a great goto for rounded nuts. Far better than Vise grips
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Unread 07-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #11
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That's what I ended up using, 6" pipe wrench is officially added to the tool bag.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #12
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Don't forget it is a lifted Jeep with 33's so they can feel that way.

If you want to test your booster, start the engine and let it idle. Shut it off and pump the brakes, you should get 2-3 good pedals before it gets obviously stiff. Press your foot on the brake and start the engine, the pedal should fall a little once the booster gets vacuum.
I followed this exact procedure and it did exactly as you said, so apparently my booster is good. I have good pads up front so maybe I am just paranoid.
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