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I am almost there with the Brake job on my project. One problem though. How do I connect the hard brake line to the caliper? I have connected the soft brake hose line from the hard line coming from the master cylinder area. However the hard brake line (small curved piece with red cap) doesn't seem to line up to the connector on the caliper. Do I bend it and make it fit frown.gif or is there an actual part to order. Here are some pics. I tried to find good steel lines but have been having a hard time finding some blue ones. 










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I would say loosen the flex line at BOTH ends so that everything swivels, line up the hard line into the caliper and it should screw in. Then tighten up all connections.

Hope this helps


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Hi Ocmacman, I just finished the brake job from hell on my 2006 C4S. That is the right hardline. It was bent back severely when the caliper was removed. The easiest way to hook it back up is to carefully bend it back to it's normal position with out crimping it. AND BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE THE LITTLE MUSHROOM AT THE CALIPER END OF THE LINE!!  It will be very hard to line up the fitting with the hole in the caliper. The best way to do this without damaging anything is to line up the caliper with the fitting by removing the pads and shims and taking the caliper off. Screw in the fitting hand tight reinstall the caliper, tighten the fitting then reinstall the shims and pads. Have fun.


I drive mine in the winter. WHAT A MESS. 

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I would loosen everything, then carefully get everything into position and finger tight. Hopefully withot too much stress you can then get everting to line up. If things need to be tweaked then you can do that. You can then work out which are the most difficult joints to spanner tighten. do these first then work your way along.

Good luck

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks all. What I did was remove the brake line bracket. Now I have the soft line connected to the hard line and that hard line connected to the caliper. Big problem though. Now I don't have the bracket on. When I took it all apart and put the bracket back on I am back at square one where nothing lines up. 


If I order the two hard lines to the caliper what are the chances that they will plug right in and line up? I don't have a brake line bender. Also can I just leave the bracket off? Will that cause any problems? Thanks. 


I was able to bleed the brakes once I connected everything and that went well. 



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