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Old 12-20-2016, 09:12 AM
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Front passenger brake line replacement

I've got to replace the front passenger hard line due to a leak. Will do rest at same time. However, looking at the front passenger in particular it looks like the routing is quite long. Do you need to remove the radiator for this job?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:10 PM
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The factory installs the lines before the body goes on. I did my J10 using two pieces, and a flare-nut coupling under the radiator. I recommend Cunifer or Nicopp line, with the original style wire guard. Nicopp is affordable in 25' coils from eBay, and the wire guard is available from Summit.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:19 PM
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Thanks, so I gather by using a fitting and making the line two pieces there is no need to remove the radiator?
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:22 PM
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I don't think the radiator needs to come out - but I don't recall exactly. Removing the radiator is not that hard. Easier than removing the fenders and grille. Cut the line in the middle, disconnect each end, and see if you can snake it out.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:56 PM
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If you remove the large bottom 2 core support bolts/biscuits more room to work.
Radiator can stay put that way, and you can snake the line in a big u around everything like original line.
That size hard line is real easy to work with.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:17 PM
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If you buy a pre-bent set, DO NOT BUY ONE OF THE KITS FROM the likely vendors that say the kits fit 1974-1991. They don't fit!
Call "In-Line Tube" tell them your year, they have all the years in their database. Then they will form the right one for your jeep.
Just ask me how I know this????

I ended up buying two sets of lines from them for my jeeps.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:52 PM
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That was the only line on mine I didn't replace...though I do have the replacement in the back cargo area when the time comes. I wouldn't bother with moving the radiator. I'd re-route it.
The plan with mine was to route the line from the little junction box, go along the crossmember behind the engine, and route it to the little input on the front wheel. I measured it out, and found I would only need 1 line. Long Expletive Deleted!Expletive Deleted!Expletive Deleted! one, actually a little taller than me, so probably 6'.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:27 AM
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I would not run the line like that. If trans. ever has to come out it'd be a PITA to have to deal with disconnecting a brake line.
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:59 PM
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Took care of this today. Not a bad job. I used straight lines and bent them. Fairly easy except getting the line over the powersteering area. Used a 72" and a 30" pipe with one union. Union ended up over the inner fender. No need to remove radiator. The line is held in place by three brackets. One is near the Master Cylinder, the other 2 are under the radiator on the frame. Remove those three, undo the connections and pull it out. I had to cut the old line once to be able to pull it out.
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