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Old 11-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Blueox thanks for the link, I tried their website and sure enough they have the part listed, both for around 35 bucks each. I need to get in contact with them to figure out what shipping would be to Canada.

I'm going to try and make my own today and see where that takes me.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got mine at canadian tire for $5 each but you must bend them yourself, for the larger one I went to Part Source to get an adapter fitting for $2 since canadian tire was out of stock at the time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I got mine at canadian tire for $5 each but you must bend them yourself, for the larger one I went to Part Source to get an adapter fitting for $2 since canadian tire was out of stock at the time.
Was one of your fittings larger than the rest (the one into the flex line on the passenger side). If so at least that will confirm our car isn't an oddball.

Well the braking assemblies and new wheel cynlinders are all assembled. I made up two lines and bent them myself and managed to install them both but they both leaked when I applied pressure to the wheel cynlinder, and both leaked at the fitting attached to the flex line. The rental bubble flare kit I got from Parts Source really isn't the best. I'm going to try again tonight but I've about had it so I'll likely just pay for the OEM lines. The price sucks but I know they'll work.
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YES! Mine on the same side into the flex line was bigger! I thought it was odd but never thought to ask on here!
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Well I tried again last night and re-made both lines and installed and again both leaked. I am re-using the original fittings and I've noticed that the ends are becoming somewhat flared themselves. I am willing to bet if I got new fittings and made the lines again I'd be fine, but I've had enough..

I ordered the lines at my local Ford dealer this morning and they'll be in this afternoon. It'll ding me right around 100 bucks. It is what it is at this point.

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The lines arrived and they were 108 all in. Way more than I wanted but looking at them I can see why mine leaked, it was more due to the fact that the bubble flare tool I had rented was doing a poor job (or maybe it was me..). Should be back on the road now in no time.

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All buttoned back up and functional again.

Now to find out what the hell is squeaking on the front drivers side wheel when coasting.

Always something it seems.
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The issues you had are why i prefer to rebuild the wheel cylinders in place
when possible. I even had one with a stuck puck in it and managed to
extract the puck, hone it out, and im driving it now.

Any time you have to remove brake lines that have been on for decades
its a recipe for potential trouble.

I'm amazed i managed to find a good front to rear line set for my 98 at the
upull, and get it off and get it back on without destroying something.
My 98 had the dreaded leaking fluid under the drivers door issue.
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Sorry I just read the link again but same thing happened to me. One side has diffferent size fitting than the other. I replaced the the driverside easy because you buy a 12 inch 3/16 or I think 5mm bubble flare line. I used Harbor Freight brake tubing bending pliers for the tight bends. Done in no time. I friend recommend that next time that I hold the fitting steady and rotate the wheel cylinder. I did that on the next side but said it was no problem to make a new line so I rotated the fitting and twisted the line. That turned into the break line from hell. That"s when I realized after that the passenger side had a different fitting. I ended up making a line with the old fittings and bubble flaring the ends. Bubble flare tool was $35 at Summit Racing and line was $5 which had one bubble flare I used and had to cut the other one off to replace the fittings. Attached is the brake line bending pliers I used.
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