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brake line leak

I just replaced the wheel cylinder and brake shoes on my 99 and I can't seem to hook the brake line up to the wheel cylinder without it leaking. I've tightened it as much as I can but it still leaks. Wonder if I may be missing an o-ring or something? This was on the driver side rear wheel.
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No o-rings there, it just seals on the flare. Is it a new line? Have a look at the flare and make sure it was done properly.
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No, new wheel cylinder but old brake line.
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Check the inside of the cylinder where the line goes in... I've seen issues there as well before.
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lsf53,

How did you work this out or did you ?

Old lines, if the nut is not inserted properly it will cross threads, once you have driven the nut portion in with crossed threads forget it, get a new one; you might try rethreading but it is a b!tch !

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Once you over-tighten the flare it will leak forever.
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