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Brake line Install???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ETaco23, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Hey guys! I just went to a couple shops around town, and both want way too much to Install my new Wheelers brake lines. So Im going to attemp it myself, and hope I dont screw something up. :eek:

    How hard/easy is it? And If you guys can give me any tips or on what to do...That would be great!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    First off, spray some penetrant on the threads of the flare nut connecting the brake hardlines to the brake hoses and let it soak for a few hours. Then make sure you use a flare nut wrench to loosen the flare nut but don't just try to muscle it loose as you can still round it. Use short "impact" type strokes to "crack" the flare nut loose. Trust me, I've rounded a few flare nuts even with a Snap-On wrench on flare nuts that were frozen.

    When you remove the banjo bolt on the caliper make sure that both copper gaskets come off the caliper and/or the brake hose because you don't want to double gasket it.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Thanks for the tips man! other then that is it perty easy?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    You don't want to reuse the copper gaskets. THey are called 'crush washers'. Get yourself a new set of crush washers. Dealer should have them or local auto store. Take the original ones with you so you'll know what size to get.

    Search the forum on how to bleed the brakes. I'd explain it here but I'm running out of time (at work).

    In worst case scenarios....you might have to use 'heat' on the compression nuts to get them loose. Heat makes metal expand. By putting some heat (propane torch for example) conentrated on the nut ....can expand the nut a bit away from the threads.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Thanks for the tips! Im still debating on whether I want to attemp this. But I know I dont want to spend a couple hundred for a shop to do it when I can possibly do it myself.:confused:
    Im just OCD about my truck and dont want to F-Up anything.....
    Any other helpers?? to reinsure me I can do this myself? :eek:

    Thanks again guys!
     
  6. Mar 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    I had never done one either. It's pretty easy, you just have to have someone help you with the bleeding part......:D
     
  7. Mar 10, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    its very easy. once you get the bolts and nuts off its simple replacement. The rear is a little harder than the fronts because there is limited space to work on the top part. You can definantly do it yourself. It took me about an hour to replace the lines 15 minutes to bleed the lines. you got it buddy!
     
  8. Mar 10, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Awsome! I will be picking up what I need this week, and do it this weekend! :)

    Wish me luck! And I think I will have my buddy come help me with the bleeding process bc I know he has done it many times before.

    Oh.... and Dylan, Are the washers that come with the wheelers front lines, the new crush washers? or do I need to get new ones? thanks!
     
  9. Mar 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    They provide the new crush washers. everythign you need!
     
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