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So I have been fussing and fighting with these stupid brake lines for over 2 hours. I and trying to get the old rear drum brakes off of my Brighton but the lines seem to be fused together. I can't get the soft line to seperate from the hard line. I know if I twist and brake the hard line I'm going to be in a whole world of hurt. So my question is, how to I do this without breaking the extremely delecate hard line?

Or how do I repare the hard line fiting after I destroy it?
 

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So I have been fussing and fighting with these stupid brake lines for over 2 hours. I and trying to get the old rear drum brakes off of my Brighton but the lines seem to be fused together. I can't get the soft line to seperate from the hard line. I know if I twist and brake the hard line I'm going to be in a whole world of hurt. So my question is, how to I do this without breaking the extremely delecate hard line?

Or how do I repare the hard line fiting after I destroy it?
you can just re flare it. i am pretty sure autozone has a brakeline reflareing kit
 

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Auto zone said it would explode if I did that. I even bought the open ended flare nut tool you are supposed to use and it just striped it off. I ended up being able to get it lose with some channle locks though.
 

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the brake lines will blow up if you reflare it? I had about a foot of hard line go shit on me I had to reflare the old line use a coupler and bend new brake line. I'm on wilwood 6pot/4pots and I autocross a ton of time with no leaks or issue.
 

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autozone employees = Douche bags
 

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I broke a rear drum hard line once. It was the one going to the rubber line from the drum. I went to autzone, bought a short metric threaded line, bent it by hand. No cutting, flaring, just a direct fit.

A brake line wrench, deep creep (or similar), and a small hammer helped too. Tap the wrench with the hammer to break the nut loose.
 
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