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So I was changing the D/S Front upper control arm today and whilst trying to get one the bolts out I managed to bend one of the hard brake lines a little further than it wanted to go. Since I was already going to swap out one I decided I would just replace all of them. My question to my esteemed peers on this forum is how much pain should I be looking forward to in replacing these? Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.


Also, would Harbor Freight brake line wrenches suffice for this job or should I get some "better brand" wrenches?
 

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Brake lines have always been a PITA to break free. Long nose vise grips with a quick "pop" always seems to loosen them. I used a 10 mm with no problems. Try the flare nut wrench on a 10mm-head bolt just to make sure it's not discrepant. Craftsman flare wrench seems to have helped. I still had to go the vice grips route on the one line that I tried different things on. Apparently the bolts on another friend's truck brake lines are a little on the small end of the 10MM scale... but too big for 9.5MM (which is essentially an SAE 3/8" wrench).

The air bleeding process is the real PITA.
 
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Brake lines have always been a PITA to break free. Long nose vise grips with a quick "pop" always seems to loosen them. I used a 10 mm with no problems. Try the flare nut wrench on a 10mm-head bolt just to make sure it's not discrepant. Craftsman flare wrench seems to have helped. I still had to go the vice grips route on the one line that I tried different things on. Apparently the bolts on another friend's truck brake lines are a little on the small end of the 10MM scale... but too big for 9.5MM (which is essentially an SAE 3/8" wrench).

The air bleeding process is the real PITA.
Finally got them done. Just posted a thread about the wonderful air bleeding process.
 
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