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caliper removal & brake line question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eyball, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    eyball

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    so I need to get my caliper off so I can install a new one because of a frozen piston. Where can I find the brake line that goes from the flexible line to the caliper? I am asking as I think I might destroy the current one getting it off. Also, is it ok to reuse the flare nut that goes into the caliper? That's if I can get it off in one peice. It's pretty corroded.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    krimson

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    You might be able to save the flare nut with PB blaster.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Use a brake line wrench on the flare nut, rather than an open end wrench.
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    there are a bunch of guys on here changing to SS lines, They may have stockers they would part with.

    you can always replace them with stainless braided lines.

    and x2 or a flare nut wrench, you can round them off in no time with an open ended wrench

    Justin
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Yeah, I bet that turns out to be a dealer only part. Even still - replacement cost on that bad boy shouldn't oughta be too bad.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    eyball

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    Yes it's the hard line from the caliper to the rubber line. I would rather have it on hand in case I snap off or round off the old one. Does anyone know if you need new washers where the flare nuts connect?

    Thanks
     
  7. Jun 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I can't remember for sure, but I don't *think* there's a washer in there at all?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    eyball

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    Thanks. Just want to be prepared when the new caliper arrives.
     
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