Re: [DML] Brake Hose Removal
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Re: [DML] Brake Hose Removal

Once you disconnect the hard line, and remove the nut and washer, all it 
takes is elbow grease. 25 years of rust can build up in there holding it in 
nice and tight. Spraying it all down with PB Blaster a few days before hand 
should really help out. Just support the bracket and give the hose a few 
good wacks with a hammer. This may destroy the hose fitting, so I'm 
assuming you are replacing them.

If you are trying to remove the rear hoses, things get worse. I swear that 
when the factory workers connected the lines where they go through the 
frame, they added extra epoxy and then crimped the hole to hold the lines 
good and tight! Because of the transmission, you can't really get a hammer 
in there to pound them out. I had to put the nut back on a few threads and 
then hold the open end of a large wrench to it. This allowed me to hammer 
from underneath, while the force from the large blows are transferred to 
the hose. I've seen this take anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 seconds 
depending on the D.

Good luck,
VIN 4099

At 12:06 PM 6/3/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>I'm assuming this is one of those dumb questions whose answer becomes
>painfully obvious once you do it, but I can't seem to figure out how
>to remove the brake hoses. I can figure out which part is the hose and
>which part is the bracket, but I can't seem to separate them.
>Thanks in advance,
>   Mike

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