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Old 09-03-2011, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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Brake line question

Hell there I own a 98 Ford Taurus and one of the brake lines rusted out. so I cut out about a two foot section out. when I went to use the flare tool from auto zone it didnt work. Is there another way to tie into the old line without replacing the hole line. I am planning on selling it because I just bought a 2007 Ford Explorer. Thanks you the advice.
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Old 09-03-2011, 22:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Brake line question

The only way is to use a tool to do a double flare or replace the line. That's a safety issue and would be pretty bad for the brakes to fail on the next owner.
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I tried the tool to flare it didnt work. So I just need to replace both lines then.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:32   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Brake line question

If you have the right pipe / flare kit and ends you should be able to fit a junction piece and replace pipe as needed . Thats provided the pipe is fit for working on .Seem to remember years back there was a legal limit to how many joints over a certain distance of pipe you could have .But it never affected us as if any doubt we replaced complete pipe and refused to fit any joint pipe .

P.s Seem to remember you were only allowed one joint piece on any brake line , but could be wrong .
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