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Old 07-10-2012, 01:53 PM
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Default Main Brake Line Fitting Size Question

So my '96 busted a main brake line on a trip up north where its still sitting. The line runs from the rear connector on the master cylinder to the square shaped fitting behind the front drivers wheel. New line seems to fit sungly into the master cylinder, but for the life of my I cant get it to thread into the lower fitting. I bought a 3/16 brake line from autozone, which has the same screw sizes on each end. I'm reading that the screws on each end of the line may be different sizes? The question is, does anyone know what size I need and where I can get it? Nearest auto parts store is 30 miles away from the truck so i'm hoping to go prepared next time. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Main Brake Line Fitting Size Question

If the line doesn't fit the flex line block you will need to pull that off take it to the store to get the correct size fitting. Then you will need to use a compression fitting to marry the lines into one.

If you can cap the bad section off bleed the system and limp it out of where its stuck at to a place you can get it fixed right.
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