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stripped Rear Break Bleeder Help.

Discussion in 'GM 6.5 Diesel Engines' started by pgguru, May 10, 2008.

  1. pgguru

    pgguru Recruit

    I replaced the Break lines to the back of my truck and I found that the bleeder on the drivers side was spun round by the previous owner. I tried to get it with a set of needle nose Vise grips but I cant get a hold of it.

    Any one have any Idea besides dropping half of the axle? It is a tight fit between the 13' drums and the leaf springs.
  2. 94K30

    94K30 Diesel nut

    May 9, 2008
    manchester CT
    you can remove the wheel cylinder and get a better grip on it...
  3. Acesneights1

    Acesneights1 New Member

    May 5, 2008
    Northeast CT
    Take the wheel off and remove the wheel cyliner. Once you get it in a vise you can probably get it loose. Of course once you've gone that far why not just replace it?
  4. pgguru

    pgguru Recruit

    I replace the Line to the rear Flex Line. I know if I try to remove the Rear Cylinder the lines on axle will be stuck to the tubes and break and they are a B!tch to make. And if I have the cylinders out I will just put new one in. I think there is a option for 1/16 inch bigger.
  5. Blueburby1

    Blueburby1 New Member

    May 10, 2008
    Toronto Area, ON, CA
    torches, and regular style visegrips....give it a shot....but be careful heating up the wheel cylinder...do NOT go cherry or your gonna get some mighty nasty surprises
  6. NVW

    NVW Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2008
    Castor, AB.
    "Flame Thrower" comes to mind:holyshirt: Leo
  7. Blueburby1

    Blueburby1 New Member

    May 10, 2008
    Toronto Area, ON, CA
    less of a flame thrower, more of broken lines, popped cylinders, and burnt faces
  8. teroma25

    teroma25 Recruit

    X2..you don't need a lot of heat, just a little and work it back and forth real slow till it threads out.
  9. Truckie174

    Truckie174 Hmm....Whats this button do?

    May 11, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I've got a nasty little scar as a reminder of a popped line on my arm. Rubber doesn't cool off as nearly as fast as you want it to.

    You would think that burning through a shirt first would cool it down. :mad5: But it don't!
  10. beaglehauler

    beaglehauler Recruit

    May 8, 2008
    heat it a little and try an easy out,worked for me a few times

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