I want to change the flexible rear brake hose on my '79 Toyota Celica. A few weeks ago, I flushed out the system and noticed some seeping at the hose. Since the hose is 15 years old, time to change.
Anyway, I started to turn the brake line nut (with a 10mm line wrench) but the nut is stubborn. I certainly don’t want to round the corners One corner is already rounded. I sprayed the nut with PB blaster.No luck.
I’ve heard of tricks such as Using a frozen (cold) line wrench for a better grip (metal contracts), using a torch to expand the nut, etc. A new hard line is NOT available, so I don’t want to damage it.
Time to give the car in? I like saving money, but I don’t want to damage anything either. I replaced the master cylinder myself seven years ago, without any problems. I can’t figure why the same type of fitting would give me problems (corrosion?)
Last person to work on this part was at a Toyota dealer. That was in the days when I thought installing an alternator was high adventure.