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Old 03-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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my brake line from my master cylinder rusted out to my drivers side rear tire, and im going to replace it but the lines from advanced auto are not bent and they said they dont bend. the ford garage is closed today so i cant call, but do they make pre-bent lines? or how do people replace them? thanks guys i need to know asap so i can get my truck back up and going!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:52 AM
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yea they make prebent lines...i think LMC sells them
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:55 PM
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they dont make prebent lines for the ranger, how do you bend the steel lines from autozone?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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they dont make prebent lines for the ranger, how do you bend the steel lines from autozone?
You can use a tubing bender or just bend with your hands as long as you don't kink them. I did all my brake lines last fall. I did the RAB's bypass too.

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:45 PM
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Most auto parts stores sell tubing benders for pretty cheap. Harbor Freight sells a real nice one with a lever for pretty cheap. From personal experience, get a tubing cutter and a double flaring kit too. The auto parts stores don't have a line with the right end for the tank side of the line. You will need to cut off the end of the old line to reuse it on the new one. I ended up replacing every line but the one between the tank and the frame. Not including tools, it cost me about $70.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:14 PM
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how did you do the flaring, what was the kit like? i have a flaring tool and it doesnt push ut down and out, it just pushes it out and it wont work it leaks
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:55 AM
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The kit should bulge the line out and back in if you put the appropriate sized button on the end of the line. It might take you a try or two to get the length sticking out of the flaring bar right. It won't flare the end all the way in, only bend the line in enough to allow the fitting you will thread the line into the complete the bend and seal by compression.

When you double flare a line, the tool will just flare the line out and the button will flare the end in so it will look like a garlic bulb (sort of).

Inside the female end of the fitting is a conical tip that will bend the "bulb" the rest of the way in and complete the seal.

From what it sounds like, you either aren't using a button or you are getting the length wrong.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:03 PM
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I just finished replacing the brake lines in the 94 Ranger. I borrowed my BIL's double flare tool. I followed the directions that were on the inside of the box. The brake lines from Advanced Auto will bend. They would be useless if they didn't.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:40 PM
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how did you do the flaring, what was the kit like? i have a flaring tool and it doesnt push ut down and out, it just pushes it out and it wont work it leaks
It leaks? are you sure it is not operator/ equipment miss-match? As I see it you can be hurt or hurt others with your actions, replace all lines and either pay to have it done or buy the pre-made lines.
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