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97 DX has leaking brake lines

Old 10-22-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default 97 DX has leaking brake lines

Here I am a man of constant sorrow, I was going to a party but instead I am tring to figure out if I need to remove the gas tank on my daughters 97 dx to replace the brake lines that are leaking. I have a Haynes manual, that why I am asking here. If you have any suggestions this newbe would like to here them
Old 10-30-2011, 07:08 AM
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Removing the old brake lines at the firewall required unbolting the left side of the subframe and brut force to pull them out. I was hesitant about unbolting the subframe but is was quite easy to do the bolts came off using a 3/8 socket set. I will be replacing the lines using a coil of steel brake line and will flair the lines myself, as I am doing this in my driveway, I do not have access to a lift and the car is as high as I can get it on jack stands. Pre formed lines are availible from a dealer IF you can lift the car high enough to install them.
Before removing the brake line fitting or losening the bleeder screws on the calipers or wheel cylinders I STRONGLY urge a propane torch before putting a wrench to them. You will be saving yourself much grief; the brake bleeding screws came off easily of the 97 civic dx which is the source of this aggrevation.
Not counting my time I expect to have about 110.00 into this project
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