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problem replacing brake hose

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by keredson, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    hey all,

    i've hit a snag replacing my brake hoses. i have separated the brake line from the brake hose, but i can't separate the brake hose from the bracket welded to the frame. anyone have a tip for me? :confused:

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  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    There's a metal tab that needs to be pulled out. It's on the side where your paper towel is in your picture. Get a wrench on thing and pull sideways. It'll slide right off and free the line from the mount.

    I'll see if I can find a picture for you...
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    There we go:
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  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    ah, thank you so much!!! never would have seen that hiding back there. =P
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    No problem at all! I just dealt with the same thing yesterday. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Wanna come deal with mine tmrw??
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    As long as my Tacoma can make the trip under its own power, sure! :devil:
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    So that's a no....Okay...I guess I got it.

    How much brake fluid did you guys end up using/needing??
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    If you're just doing the front then you'll be fine with one of the small bottles. The rears might take a little more -- there's a lot more line but the rear wheel cylinders hold less fluid than the front brake calipers. It might be a wash.

    I always have fluids laying around in quantity so I'm really not sure how much I used. It wasn't much.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Okay...I'm planning on buying a midsize bottle of DOT4...cause I'm doing all 4 lines. And I'd rather not end up with fluids laying around...enuf of that as is...

    O=)


    Might get to it this week....I hope...
     
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