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Old 01-04-2004, 06:08 PM
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Wound up brake hose

I went to install the brake hose to the rear end because I got my new rear end bolted up, and it naturrally wound itself up in a snake fashion(because the front end is stil attached to the brake line), so i couldn't reattatch the mount. however, where the brake hose meets the brake line, the brake line won't unscrew because it wants to strip. so is there any way for me to unwind the brake hose?
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Old 01-07-2004, 04:48 PM
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Did you try using a flare nut wrench or line wrench on the steel line? Standard open end wrenches have a tendency to round off the line nuts.
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SC is right about the line wrenches. One thing to keep in mind. The cheaper line wrenches also spread easilly, rounding off the fittings. That includes the ones sold by Sears. I have had several, and they all spread on tight fittings.
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