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Old 10-24-2006, 09:10 PM
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Oh boy. Here is what’s happened. I am converting am 87 2.3 into a 5.0. I am in the process of changing the suspension and brakes. I am trying to remove the soft brake hose going to the caliper and have manage to round of the fitting that attaches the hard line to the soft line.
1: How do i get this fitting out? I have sprayed WD40 and Brake Clean like crazy and cannot seem to get it to come free.
2: Can i cut the line off right up against the fitting, flare it and put a new end on it. If i do this, will the hard line then be to short to reach the new steal braided line?

Also, is there a special type of wrench i should be using to remove these fittings with out damaging them or am i going to just have to deal with it for the fact the car is almost 20 years old? If that’s the case i guess i better buy enough tubing and fittings for the other side and the rear also.

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Old 10-24-2006, 09:44 PM
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Default RE: Rounded off brake line fittings

im not sure ont he length issue

but u could reflare it and put a new end on it and be good

u need a special wrench called a "Line Wrench" in order to not stripe those

but since u have already messed this one up id say get some vise grips and have your way
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:06 PM
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a line wrench. is that the same as a flare nut wrench. of coarse. that would make since. i tried the vice grips and no luck. i guess i'll just cut it.

thanks for the info.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:27 PM
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yup same name for the wrench

good luck man
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:13 AM
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cool thanks. i'll post how it goes
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:31 AM
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Well, looks like i am just going to replace the line from the mc to the passenger side. i cut the end and attempted to make a new line with a fitting. well it ended up costing me more for the tools to make the double flare then just buying a new line. off to 50resto i go. thanks for the help. this has been a learning experience for sure.
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damn man dat sucks

hope it all works out for ya

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