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Old 05-19-2005, 10:00 PM
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84 bronco front brake line

I'm "trying" to disconnect the front pass brake line on this truck, but the damn thing is welded solid with rust... the drivers side wasn't much of a problem at all... go figure....
I've tried everything and the damn thing won't budge.
the head of the nut is now rounded off with a nice chunk missing due to me getting pissed off and going at it with an air hammer LMAO.

anywho, I was considering putting some heat on it, but i'm not sure what the effects would be on the old brake fluid... I don't want it to solidify in the line or anything..

another thing I was considering is just cutting the hard line.. but I'm about to sell the damn thing and don't want to have to buy a new hard line for it.........
Is there some way of repairing the line "if" I cut it?.. maybe a repair kit or something..... just to get the P O S out of the driveway?

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Old 05-20-2005, 06:29 AM
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If it comes to cutting the line, you can get a straight piece at just about any parts store for $5. They usually have tube benders on loan too. If the fitting is not comming out, then you will have to replace the brake cylinder. Soaking it with JB80 or WD40 overnight might help loosen it up if you can get a grip on it.
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:10 AM
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Just use heat...it's simple and only takes a few minutes. You will need a torch however. A bunson burner(propane torch) won't work. Just heat it until it's red hot and then use a pair of vice grips on it and slowly crank it back and forth a few times and your done. You can also hit it with WD-40 to help it along. I know...WD-40 says it's flamable but I've done it hundreds of times and it will work just fine...it will smoke a lot but I haven't ever had it catch fire.
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A bit of heat won't hurt it, but not enough to turn it red.

My suggestion......replace the hard line....they are cheap. You will have to bleed it however.....is the bleeder also seized?....You can bleed it at the line joint, but it doesn't guarantee that all the air will come out.
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Brake fluid is flammable and explosive. Make sure the system is open somewhere near to where you are heating (open a bleeder screw, cut thru hose, etc...) or it is possible it will quickly expand and blow out the nearest rubber hose violently, with spewing flames... not that it's ever happened to me

Best option if you can is to just cut it all out with bolt cutters or what-have-you, and replace.
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because everyone likes follow ups....

"yesgo" kind of freaked me out with that last post, so I knew I had to try something different.
So I got to looking at it and noticed a clip that could be pulled out which might enable me to pull the line out enough to get a good grip on it with some visegrips.
I pulled the clip out, cut the rubber line, unscrewd the hard line from the proportioning valve and pulled that little bastard through. I clamped vise grips on one end and a 5/8" wrench one the other, and she broke loose with ease.

I put on the new rubber line and now she's good to go!

Thanks for the help guys...... I learn something new everyday

pic of the hard to reach boogered brake line


pic of the clip removed


pic after I pulled it through the frame
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Got to love it when a plan comes together...........
Glad it worked out.and thanks for the update


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