Brake Line Routing

ComputernerdBD

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Hey everyone,

Does anyone have a photo of their front passenger side brake line where it attaches to the hose? Had a shop twist the line when replacing the hose and the repairs afterward don't appear to be out of the way enough to avoid interference with nearby moving parts. Will post a pic when I get the truck back later. Thanks
 
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Have you tried doing a Google image search for trailblazer brakes or wheel hubs ? Sometimes people will show how to do these and may have a pic of what you want.
 
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ComputernerdBD

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Yes, I did try but was not finding anything with a closeup of the line itself. Here is the photo, I can barely slip one finger between the coil spring and the line itself. I was told this was not a problem but still concerned about the spring hitting it. This is after multiple repair attempts with multiple shops, long story not for here but want to make sure this is really not a safety issue.... Thanks
 

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Full stop right there! (Pun not intended) Compression fittings are not rated for the pressures or the safety required for brake lines and in most places illegal.
http://www.brakeconnect.com/top-3-reasons-not-to-use-brake-line-compression-fittings

And neither are copper lines unless they are special copper-nickel.
https://oppositelock.kinja.com/the-truth-about-copper-brake-lines-1818499200

I wouldn't use this shop to even fix roller skates. Very shoddy work.

Edit: Looking at it again, I stand corrected. That fitting is a proper flare nut fitting but that copper line is suspect unless it's the copper-nickel type. Still looks shoddy though.
 
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I was able to grab this screenshot from a brake repair video. A little unlear but if you blow it up, you can see the line making a U and heading straight down, away from the strut.

Screenshot - 01_10_2018 , 10_02_27 AM_ver001.jpg
 
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ComputernerdBD

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Thanks for the pictures and information, makes alot more sense as those lines had alot more clearance from the factory. Now how to fix this.... Any ideas? Can the lines be bent back easily from this angle without kinking? Yes that is a flared fitting and from what I was told it is copper nickel lines.

EDIT: Do they even make the prebent lines anymore and do the dealers sell them? Just to make it the same as new. Thanks
 
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