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You need to buy the special tool called a Double Flare maker for steel lines. If you click the LINK it will take you to a site so you can look at one. The kits comes with full instructions

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Joe isn't the old brake line on there? The new brake line would connect the same way, probably with a flared end. If the old brake line isn't there....then you'll need a fitting for your brake line. I believe brake lines use flared fitting so you may need a flaring tool to flare the ends of the brake line for use with the fitting. Without more information that's all I can tell you.

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If you are talking about the steel line then it has to be replaced, you can get the lenght you need to change from the parts place. Get the line already flared and with quick connect couplers that way you will only have to flare the ends of the line on the vehicle.

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No you need the make a new one. The best way is to buy a coupler napa sells them. The line rusted out in a spot ware you can't even see it but i know. You will need some speical tools a tubeing cutter a torch propane is fine and a flareing tool. The coupler needs to be three feet long it will have flared ends and fittings on it. You must remove the fitting that attaches to the end of the brake line at the rear fitting unscrew this is what you need the torch for. Hit it for 30 secounds with heat and spray with wd 40 it will break loose. Then screw the new line in the fitting you don't need to tighten all the way then carefuly snake the line back over the axle don't crimp the line use something round and slowly shape it . Then cut the old line with the tubeing cutter toward the front of the vehicle you need a stright cut but make sure that the coupler is long enough to reach to cut, Then you need the flareing tool to flare the end you just cut off don't try to dubble flare single is fine.But before you flare this end you need to slide a fitting on because after its flared it woun't go over the new flare. Then you just screw everything in place and tighten. Then bleed the brakes a lot of times you can just bleed the rear drivers side cylinder then check the master cylinder resiovier for fluid level

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I am buying a 1984 El Camino and the only problem is the back break line is rusted.. I need help with purchesing a new break line. Can you help me? what is the best and the cheapest?

The best way to do it is to go to the auto parts store and buy a premade line. They come in different lengths and with the fittings on the ends. If you don't have a flaring kit, then measure the overall length from a fitting to another fitting and replace the whole thing. From the master cylinder to the rear wheel will probably cost you about $20. Hope this helps.

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My rear wheel brakeline on durango 1998 blew

Depends on your mechanic ablilites. Steel brake line is basically 0.188 inch diameter line, and the metric 6mm line dia is very closely same.
Dodge uses ISO bubble flare , and not the American standard double flare at the end of the steel tube line. This ISO bubble flare on the steel line then fits into its mate female end which is the rubber hose connector end.
So, easiest way to get rid of the ISO bubble flare and change to American double flare end is:
Some automotive stores such as Parts Plus Auto Stores carry the brass brakeline adapter which has one end being the male end that fits nicely into the rubber hose with its ISO bubble female fitting, while the other end of the brass line adapter is the female end which has the double flare so you can then insert the steel line replacement with standard double flare into this end of the adapter.
Steel line , bungy brake line or equivalent is fine, and has the brake line nuts already on it, and is flared for you too. If you want to stay with ISO bubble line fittings you can get that in bungy brake line lengths too but it is less common for some stores to carry, and that is why the conversion brake line fitting adapter mentioned is so easy a way to change from ISO bubble flare to a double flare for easier use of all steel line being standard American double flared brake line. The brake lines come in straight lengths, 2ft 4ft, and 6ft, so you can use them to fit your necessary total length by connecting them with tubing couplers which the steel tube lines brake line nut gets threaded into.
My same year Durango had its rear line blow thru last year, due to the rusting of the steel brake line. I just got done last week, doing a entire steel line replacement myself. It was a medium sized effort for sure. You should check the other lines for the entire brake system to see if you need to replace more than just that section which failed for you, as my lines showed heavy corrosion at many other locations in the brake line system.
It is easy to double flare brake line tubing , and Sears sells its craftsman brand of brake line double flare tool kit for that purpose at about 60 bucks if I recall it right.
One thing you should do when doing your own double flaring, is to use a dial caliper to measure the diameter of the flare at its widest flared end, to insure you are within the required diameter of flare to insure proper sealing when you tighten down the tube flare nuts. I recall the flare diameter is supposed to be 0.272 inches , plus or minus 0.006 inches ( so range of dial caliper measuring of that formed flare should be between 0.266 inch and 0.278 inch) to insure the right diameter of flare for good sealing.
You can also get steel galvanized tubing line in coils of 20ft and more, with a bunch of brake line nuts ( all this is standard american brake line nuts, for double flared line fitting) from Inline Tube company;
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Good luck, I did it so you can do it and feel satisfied and safe for the family with solid and sound steel line that is much better than chancing an accident via leaving the rusted line in place.

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