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Old 21 May 2011, 07:16 pm
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Default Removing Rusted Brake Line

Any one have any tips on removing a really rusted brake line?
I need to disconnect it from the wheel cylinder without destroying the rest of the brake line.

Thanks for any ideas
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Old 21 May 2011, 07:20 pm
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Default Re: Removing Rusted Brake Line

I would soak it with PB Blaster and let it sit for a little while.Before actually trying to turn it I would gently tap it with a hammer to try and break the rust loose and then go at it with the wrench.That's just my 2 cents anyway.
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Old 21 May 2011, 07:40 pm
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Default Re: Removing Rusted Brake Line

Thanks
I will give it a try.

It's a pretty flimsy brake line and I would replace it as well.
I just want to make sure I don't wind up having to to replace it all the way down the line.

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Old 22 May 2011, 08:07 am
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Default Re: Removing Rusted Brake Line

Another thing that works really well, put vice grips over the end of your open wrench once you place it on the hex. That way, when the wrench tries to spread and strip out the hex, it can't because of the extra stoutness. I've used this trick even with flare nut wrenches. Works really well.
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Old 22 May 2011, 10:26 am
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Default Re: Removing Rusted Brake Line

Thanks I am going to remember that trick.
There are lots of times when I need that extra bit.
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