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Question Rear Brake Line Replacement, drop fuel tank?

Now that my power steering is working much better, I have a steel brake line that has decided to get a hole and leak in my garage. I have the line to replace it, but I would like to know if the fuel tank has to be dropped to replace the line, or can you get to all the clips holding the existing line to use on the new line without dropping the fuel tank. Thanks


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It would be easier to drop the tank but I did not drop mine when I replaced my rear brake line a few months ago. You can use a longer screwdriver to pry the old line out of the clips and then take it out.

I just used a few pieces of steel brake line to replace mine but if you have a pre-bent one then you might have a lil more trouble working it back between the tank and the frame.

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It's alot easier to drop the tank, just run it down to 1/8 of fuel and it's light enough to lift by hand.

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It's alot easier to drop the tank, just run it down to 1/8 of fuel and it's light enough to lift by hand.
That's prolly not the best idea if he has a blown brake line. lol

You should be able to carefully use a floor jack to lower the tank if it has much in it.

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It's alot easier to drop the tank, just run it down to 1/8 of fuel and it's light enough to lift by hand.


Empty fuel tank is extremely light and yes it can be installed by hand. Done it twice now...

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We ended up replacing the line without dropping the tank. A friend of mine has done this before, and was very helpful in getting the job done. Thanks for all that have replied.


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I was just going to say cut it off and leave what's left in the middle, that's how we do Chevys at work. Then you can just finagle the new line through and clip on either end of the tank.

But since you got it, it doesn't matter. . .

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