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Need help removing rear brake lines
Ohio88TC Offline
Senior Member
#1
I am trying to remove my rear rubber brake lines and I am having a hard time loosing them from the metal line. Can anybody recommend any thing to help break it loose. Thanks
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Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
#2
Are you trying to use regular wrenches or are you using brake wrenches? Brake wrenches (may not be the real name) are higher quality, fit tighter, and won't (usually) round off the fittings; they're almost like a box wrench but with an opening to enable getting it around the brake line. That's what I had to buy and use when I did my brakes.

HTH.

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Joe F.
JR's Aerie - Our 3 TC's
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#3
I agree, Brake wrenches have 4 or 6 sides instead of 2 like an open end wrench. Blaste the hell out of em with PB blaster. May take a couple of hours for it to penetrate if they are really bad. If that does not work, they you will have to do what I did - heat them up with a torch. Problem with that one is if you get them too hot, the rubber hose will blow, so make sure you have spares available. Ask me how I know......

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Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/TySa_88tc.html



HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator, New Paint...just needs to be put back together, Interior re-done & get some exterior parts.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
08-27-2005).]

[This message has been edited by tps87turbo (edited 08-27-2005).]
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#4
Quote:brake wrenches

I've also heard the term "line wrenches" applied. Worth their weight in gasoline [Image: biggrin.gif]

[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 08-27-2005).]
Pete Dunham


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Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
#5
Line wrenches! That's the term I was trying to remember.

Another dang old fart moment! [Image: biggrin.gif]

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Joe F.
JR's Aerie - Our 3 TC's
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#6
If you still round them off with a line wrench, there are always vise grips.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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phantom Offline
Member
#7
i didint like having to do my brake job when i bought the tc......had to buy 4 new discs, 4 new calipers, ,two sets of pads, and engoug brake fluid to flush the entire system.....now i gotta pull ABS codes to find out whats wrond with that, ,and i need that little under car clip that connects the parking brake cable to the cable that runs to the parking brake pedal......lol....packing those front bearings is NOT fun...lol....nor is pressing in the seals.....i bought the car and all the rotors looked like they had been on the car sincee 1988!!!!!!!!!
left right left...the perfect shift...maybe i should call cadience when i bang the gears....
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