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



OK, this is humbling, but I still can't get those back lines off. The
front ones finally gave up after enough persuasion. I took the nut and
the washer off of each end, but I can't seem to get the fitting beaten
through the bracket from the "inside" of the car (i.e., that one stuck
up behind the transmission mount).


I've spent a few days off and on beating on it and spraying PB
blaster, but to no avail. Is wailing on it with a hammer really all
that I need to do? 

Thanks again,
  Mike

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Almy <chris.almy@...> wrote:
>
> 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,
> Chris
> 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
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>







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