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Old 12-27-2011
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brake line help

So the steel line feeding the flex line feeding the junction block that sits on the rear axle gave out. just like I have read happens to a lot of people. I have been trying to get it fixed, but I am having issues. I just want to replace the line from the fitting that sits under the fuel filter to the hose that is on that bracket. But I cannot seem to find a 72" line that has a bubble fitting on one end and an inverted flare on the other. The Flare kit I have is absolute garbage for making the proper end on 3/16" pvf line I bought. I am running around on my vacation trying to get this thing fixed and spending money and getting nowhere! Can someone please tell me how they fixed this on their Ranger? A part number? Lots of people seem to always just say oh yea just get a hose and bingo blango ur done. But it is never that simple. First I need the hose.

I went to Advanced and they were not much help. No lines with bubble fittings. But they did have metric bubbles.
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Any parts store should have adapter fittings... you can get one that has a female inverted flare on one site and a male bubble flare fitting on the other.
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oh and remember to put the fittings on before flaring the line(ask me how i know haha)
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oh and remember to put the fittings on before flaring the line(ask me how i know haha)
Yea :) I will try the nearest Autozone then instead of Advanced. This is driving me nuts I just want to get rid of the damn thing and it is going to charity for a tax writeoff unless someone here wants a project truck for $600 :) And can grab it soon.
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I'll take it if you can deliver.... lol.
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I cut the brake line flush with the existing fitting then drilled it out with a 3/16 drill. I was then able to reuse the old fitting but I just realized that doesn't help you and this is an old post. my bad
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it's not that old lol. Anyways I ended up selling the truck but the guy is picking it up in two days. I want to cap the output of the ABS sensor unit so he will be safe. Does anyone know what size plug I need for that? I don't want to do the whole bent tubing jerry-rigging trick. The auto parts guys were no help unfortunately. I tried a 3/16 ntp cap on the brake line by the fuel filter, but it was not deep enough to actually seat against the bubble fitting.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Many areas , I know NY is one, auto parts stores are no longer allowed to sell threaded plugs that will fit brake line fittings. Brake fittings are straight thread where NPT is tapered , so they won't fit.
When I need to plug a line as a temp. fix , I cut the line flush with the fitting and use my wire feed welder to plug the hole.Then reinstall the fitting.
Not a good idea but it lets me get to the parts store and back so I can fix it the right way.
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