Brake line

Tiny
SEAN03
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  • 1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 135,000 MILES
On my 1992 cadillac deville the right rear brake line keeps leaking that connects into the wheel cylinder I have tried tighting it as tight as I can get it and it still leaks out. Any suggestions. Thanks.
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 8:26 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Replace the brakeline and the wheel cylinder
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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The wheel cylinder is brand new
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Wheel cylinder new and still leaks now you have to replace the steel brake line
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Yeap thats what I am going to do I just have to find someone to bend it. I called the dealer they dont have the steel brake line but they said they could get it but it would be expensive for me because they have to buy 25 foot. Napa sells it and the dealer said they have a hydraulic bender to bend it. I would have to flare it though. DO I have to do a double flare. Thanks.
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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Yes you do-to make sure it doesn't leak anymore its a must -You can check with the local plumbing shop and have them bend it for you -how the OEM part looks like-Your welcome
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for helping me.
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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 9:59 AM
Tiny
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Went to napa yesterday bought 2 brake lines all I had to do was bend it. The only problem was it was an inch longer but I got it to work. My dad bent it on the granit counter top it did not kink at all it worked perfectly.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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For both brake lines it was about 10 dollars.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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You saved money-Good Luck
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Tried the new lines still leaks out the brake line hole on both sides. I replaced the brake line on both sides. Does this mean the wheel cylinder is bad. Thanks.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Inspect and test the wheel cylinder and the proportioning valve.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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When I close the wheel cylinder bleeder screw it doesn't leak. When I open the wheel cylinder bleeder screw it leaks. Through the bleeder screw.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 11:42 PM
Tiny
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The bleeder screw suppose to leak fluid when in open position, at closed position is shouldn't leak-did you double flare the line fittings
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Monday, June 11th, 2012 AT 9:50 PM
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The brake line was already flared when I bought it from napa. But when I open the bleeder screw on the wheel cylinder it leaks out through the brake line and the brake line is as tight as I can get it. When I close it and pump the brakes it doesnt leak out the brake lines.
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Monday, June 11th, 2012 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Is the brake working properly on that side?
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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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Yeah they work great on both sides.
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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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If its not leaking when brakes are applied -you're good to go-
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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Ok I sent them back already he said he is sending me something different because he thinks those were defects.
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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 4:13 AM
Tiny
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Did the replacement work?
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Thursday, June 21st, 2012 AT 12:05 AM

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