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post #1 of 4 Old 07-25-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Cannot get brake line disconnected from wheel cylinder...any ideas?!

I have a 1997 tj sport with a d44 rear and in order to get an inspection sticker i needed to change the shoes. After getting the drivers side done and ready to go i noticed i had brake fluid leaking out of the wheel cylinder on the passenger side so i made a trip to advance auto and got a new one. Well the problem I am having is not being able to get the brake line disconnected from the old wheel cylinder, i have already soaked it in wd-40 and tried to throw a wrench and vice grips to it and i am getting absolutely nowhere. Does anybody have any ideas on this one? Is it possibly reverse thread? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-25-2009, 03:03 PM
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it's not reverse thead, use pb blaster, wd-40 is about worthless for that stuff...

you may get to make a trip to the local salvage yard for a new line from the jct to the cylinder, or bend one up yourself from some stock the auto parts store have, vise grips aren't very nice to those things..

the bore can also be cleaned up if it's not pitted, then use the new cup seals from your new cylinder and leave the line on there.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-25-2009, 03:10 PM
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keep soaking it down with PB blaster . . . get yourself a line wrench . . . and keep trying . . . if it won't break loose then spray more blaster and wait some more . . . it may take a day or two; but eventually the lube will work its way into the threads . . . if you just can't wait then try applying a small amount of heat with a torch; but be super careful . . . just be sure to get a line wrench . . . there's a good reason for the invention of this tool

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I appreciate the responses..i'm going to get some pb blaster and a line wrench once i finish typing this..thanks..
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