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Old 11-03-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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brake line repair or replace?

so, Did my harmonic balancer replace, and putting my steering rack back in I must have moved the lines coming from the pressure modulator to the rear calipers too far, because one of them is leaking now. Is it necessary to replace the whole line, or can I splice a short piece in? Anyone up on this?
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I wouldn't try and repair a brake line. Lines are relatively inexpensive and why risk you life on a splice to save a few bucks.. Just my 2
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are the lines sold preformed? Or do I need to buy a roll of line and bend it into shape?
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you can generally buy preformed or fabricate your own, if you have the correct tools.
you generally don,t spice or repair brake lines,

the more fitting and connections on high-pressure hydraulic brake lines,
the higher the potential for leakage


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Remember to slide the fittings on B4 ya flare the line
Thay do have unions to join the pre assembled lines together if ya cant get the length ya need.

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I think making up a new line is imposable, many bends, hard to snake into place, runs from the pressure modulator to a rear caliper. Damaged it sliding the rack and pinion assembly into place .
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I think making up a new line is imposable, many bends, hard to snake into place, runs from the pressure modulator to a rear caliper. Damaged it sliding the rack and pinion assembly into place .
You mean these?

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wow, yea! but I only need 1, ans it looks like a cple of them have couplings on them anyways
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