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Getting them to break loose is the biggest challenge. I use a good penetrate, soak them several times over 3-4 days, use high quality brake line wrenches to turn the nuts to prevent rounding the brake line nuts, as they are soft steel. Cheap brake line wrenches will round the nuts, buy good quality wrenches of the proper size, metric or american. Use a ...


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I have a 97 suburban, so I believe things are very similar. I too have replaced lines on this truck and spent hours of time and over a gallon of fluid trying to get it bled correctly. A couple things that I've learned and have helped. Bench bleed the master. Remove the lines, install short lines, and have them go back to the reservoir on the master. Pump ...


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It is just as @Ben stated ... it will have a double inverted flare with metric threads. Look it up online and find the exact part (brake line) to match. It will save you a bunch of time and a whole lot of agony. I'd look it up for you, but the Getz was not marketed in the US as any model. Most manufacturers sell the individual, pre-bent brake lines. You can ...


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For some real difficult line bolt I would suggest you either a plier wrench (http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=1586&groupID=1500) or as a last-ditch effort use some vice grip pliers (ruining the bolt thereby). Perhaps you want to use some gently applied heat (electric heat-gun)


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Unfortunately you can't. Brake lines have double the strength than they need. Rust degrades that strength. The problem is that at 50% strength they still stop the car without a problem. Now when they degrade below this a good panic stop can burst a line. The line won't show any visual signs of being ready to burst. If your lucky (sort of) the line will ...


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I'd replace the brake line at this point. Seems you've already wasted too much time and energy on the old one.


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Looks a little over pressed to me, bubble should be smooth curve all the way around, looks like it has a ledge on one side as you stated. Try again this time cut the tube straight across and use a small file to round the outer edge of the tube before forming it, a little lube on the die also. I takes practice. Also not all flare tools are equal, use the ...


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Grease and oil are the best method to delay rust of steel. In the old days of chrome bumpers ,etc, I would add some gasoline to grease to make it liquid and wipe it on the chrome . It would penetrate imperfections in the chrome then the gasoline quickly evaporated and left the grease ."Conversion" coatings ( with phosphoric acid like "Navel ...


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Im not a mechanic but any brake that is having issues may cause skidding (due to terrible brake performance), less stopping power and may hurt your brakes, rotors, calipers. My SUV Avura MDX I failed to change my brakes because they were so bad that when it came to emergency braking my screw that held my caliper came lose and the caliper came loose and i ...


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As another user mentioned, you will need to be absolutely sure that fluid isnt leaking from any other location at all. If the hose burst caused the current cylinder to empty out, you will want to try a bench bleed, also as suggested, followed by rechecking all of the calipers for air. To check for fluid in the booster, you could try a wire hanger, or perhaps ...


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If your truck has bubble flare type terminations, you need to use same same for the replacement. If you don't, you have to know it will leak. It really doesn't matter what the "book" says when what's staring you in the face is the answer. Neither end of the connection (male or female) is double flare.


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