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post #1 of 17 Old 05-28-2008, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help.. About to burn the Jeep DOWN

Okay, on the weekend my brake line busted (the metal one) so anyways we repaired and we used 3 pieces and had 2 Unions. Anyways we wanted to be on the safer side and today we had time so we decided we would do the entire thing out of 1 piece.

Anyways on my right tire(passenger) it wont seal everytime i start to pump the brakes i get it shooting fluid.. We tried 2 different lines/re-flared and same issue. Im mad as hell im about to burn the jeep, if i had known i would of left it as 3 pieces instead of doing it in 1.

Anyways my questions are... What size brake line? is it 3/16"? Maybe were using too big or too small line?

Second - what kind of flares? Bubble or Double? Are they same ends on both by master cylinder and the right tire? Or are they differently flared.

3rd - Who and Where to get it flared at? Clearly 2 different places did it and somethings not right cause it wont seal.

Please help me out im soo mad right now and sick of that JEEP

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-28-2008, 05:39 PM
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on the rearend? I have a d30 sitting here junked, I could ship it to you
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I imagine what is at issue is the tubing flare. Most I have seen use a double flare. If the one piece line is only single flared I am betting that is the problem.
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Sorry, its the front end. The back end is fine. Mind explaning to me single flared and what not?

Im soo pissed and lost and confused that i dont even know what this line is i have anymore

Thats why i want the facts so im just gonna go out and get a new line
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I usually get my replacement lines at NAPA which should have varying lengths which are already flared with fittings and everything. Usually one or some combination of two with a joiner/a few bends can get you where you need to go without needing to cut anything.

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Advanced Auto around here usually caries a few brake line parts on the shelf. See if they can point you to them. Pretty cheap.

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I usually get my replacement lines at NAPA which should have varying lengths which are already flared with fittings and everything. Usually one or some combination of two with a joiner/a few bends can get you where you need to go without needing to cut anything.
Yea i was at Napa. and i saw the brake lines but their ends are different.. some are bubble flared and some are double.. I need to know what goes on the jeep from the master cylinder to the other brake
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a single flare is where the end of the tubing is flare out to the outside. A double flare or inverted flare would be where the tubing flares out but then is folded back in on itself toward the center. Do you not have the original line that came out of it??
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okay here they call it a bubble flare is so it kind of looks like a mushroom head.. and a single flare is where its almost flat with the nut?

My original line was really rusted and when the guy made my end on the new line.. i left my line their for him toss out.. well he didnt do it right now my thing wont seal.. so i have no way of knowing..

Anyways if i knew what kind of flare is on either end of the tube i will just go the store and tell them i need this and that. Simple as it is
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So i read in the service manual that its a inverted flare that i need.. which is a double flare right? Also.. is it a double/inverted on both ends of the brake line? so on the master cylinder and on the brake itself?

Also what thickness is the line supposed to be? 3/16"?
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I search google for the best inverted flare how-to site, and I end up stu-offroad again..
http://www.stu-offroad.com/suspensio...etool/ft-1.htm
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thanks yah i saw that but i wont be flaring them myself, now i just need to know the thickness of the stuff so i can get the right size brake line.. and its a double flare
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check your local jeep dealer, I paid less than $20 for the front brake line that goes from the master all the way to the passenger side, and like $15 for the shorter driver's side, and they had it the next day.
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were these flared also? or just the bare line?

kind of need to know the thickness if anyone knows PLEASE let me know, im without a vehicle now..

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anyone?

BTW its really nice to see that the question/problem "Who do we wave to?" has 47 replies.. no offence to the original poster. But me with a real problem here have 13 replies and i still dont know what i need...
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