Need to remove the frame-axle rear brake hose. That thing is seriously buggered on there. Use a 16mm right? Anyway, any tricks for removing this? I almost started breaking things before I decided to stop last night.
Soak it with plenty of PB Blaster, Kroil, or equivalent prior to the work. Flare nut wreches help, unless the flats are all torn up. Sometimes it helps to work it in both directions, slowly and gently.
Use a tubing wrench or flarenut wrench (same thing) if it's not rounded. If it is rounded about the only chance would be to carefully grab it with a pair of small vicegrips. Small back and forth works sometimes. Be patient with it.
come on guys he's in arizona not NY... couple shots of PB and it should come right off if it's always been an az rig. My colorado ones i've never had a problem with after a couple days of hitting it with PB and using a flare wrench.
It was a CO truck for much of its life, AZ the last few years to permanently preserve its condition . Body isn't great but frame et cetera is very good.
I was replacing the front & rear with new longer hosing. I need to go find a 16mm flare. Problem is I start bending the mounting frame bracket when I turn it. It's been soaking in penetrating oil for a while now, tonight'll be the night.
Just picked up a 17mm flare end today. Tonight I'll give it a shot. I don't care about the hose really, but only if it is REALLY stuck then I can't drive it at all, so want my worst case scenario safe.