Ream brake line removal from Wheel cylider.

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Ream brake line removal from Wheel cylider.

Post by h11poc » Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:23 pm

Hi all, I have to replace the rear axel stud and drum but am having a nightmare with the rear brake line. It seems welded into the cylinder as loads of plusgas and brute force cannot shift it. Same with the hex bolt at top of wheel cylinder. The brake nut is rounded now so I need to remove the pipe and replace but i am stuck as to what to order from classicVW or the Ebay. Also, how are you supposed to get the other end of the brake line off?? I can see a 12 mm size bolt holding the brake line to the rear beam in but cant fit any spanner on at all...

I am hoping those here who have removed the rear brake line can help..

Paul



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Re: Ream brake line removal from Wheel cylider.

Post by h11poc » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:01 pm

IN case anyone is wondering the conclusion of this ... well, these pipes had been on for thirty years.. be prepared to replace the majority of pipes and hack, cut and splice almost the entire rear brake pipe system away :-)



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Re: Ream brake line removal from Wheel cylider.

Post by mark1gls » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:49 pm

Some crows feet sockets can also help with the tight spaces near the rear beam.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383407770077 ... SwuOZeOu5Z


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