Well it finally warmed up enough ( 34 out ) to replace the original
Driverside wheel was the one that was getting hot so I did this side
first. The connections from the hose to the mainline has never been
cracked loose in 14 years. Its been soaked with Liquid Wrench for three
First turn of the 12 mm flare wrench & the hex on the fitting on the
mainline got a bit rounded off. Damn ! Studing the line it looked fairly
simple to disconnect at the master cylinder and pull it down from
underneath. Two plastic line holders had to be separated. Once that was
done the line & hose came out easily.
I put the hex end of the main line in a vise and used a wise grip on the
hose end. It came apart with ease. Then I discovered the hose end has a
very thin 5/8 hex molded metal fitting of the hose end.
No problem reassembling.
Passenger side, I removed the three bolts holding the brackets to the
wheel well & strut tower and removed the hose to caliper bolt as well.
This gave more room for getting the wrenchs on each of the hex's now
that the assembly could move about.
This time I tried turning the 5/8 flare wrench on the hose. Due to the
way the hose is clipped to the bracket you really can't turn the hose to
much. It broke loose. I was then able to rotate the line fitting by
Waiting for a friend to come over to help bleed the brakes. I bought a
bottle of Castrol Dot 4 brake fluid. boiling point is 446 degrees F.
Hey, whats this antifreeze doing on the frame rail? Where did that come
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
68 LeSabre convertible
73 Impala sedan