rear strut brake line - Mazda Forum - Mazda Enthusiast Forums


Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929 Whether the compact 323, the mid sized 626, or the full sized 929, these vehicles remain very popular even though production has stopped.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-13-2013, 11:56 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Default rear strut brake line

So I'm replacing the rear struts and I need some advice on how to get the strut out without moving the brake line too much. It looks like I have to push the strut to the rear to clear it from the knuckle and then to the right so the brake line (part of it is metal) slips out the slot which holds it. I'm afraid of bending/breaking the line. Is it better to just disconnect the brake line? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2013, 12:11 PM
tanprotege's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,390
Default

I remember your screen name but I don't remember which car you are working on. Please, create a signature that includes the car's information.

Even if I knew exactly which car you have I still would have trouble to give yo a definite answer. However: things look different when you have the car jacked up and the hub assembly disconnected from the strut. The hub assembly will drop quite a bit and give you more clearance than it appears now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Default

1993 Mazda 626DX

Thank you. Right - once the bolts connecting strut to knuckle are removed, they move apart a bit but that's part of the problem since the rigid metal brake line is between the knuckle/hub and the strut. It seems if I move the strut backward to disconnect from the hub it will put too much tension on that brake line. I'm going out to have another go at it.

UPDATE: I got it out without disconnecting the hose. Just needed a little more finagling. Thanks.

Last edited by crawdad; 04-13-2013 at 12:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-2013, 12:28 PM
tanprotege's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,390
Default

The way I recall it from protege, the brakeline is following the control arms. After disconnecting the strut from the knuckle you should have enough clearence above the brake line to get it out.
You can also try this: after braking the strut loose from the knuckle, leave it in the knuckle. Then remove the mounting bolts on the tower. Now you can lift the strut up and angle it in many ways to extract it. you can also use the spring compressor to shorten the strut.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2013, 12:35 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Default Got it out

But thank you. Those are good points to remember.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
98 Mazda Protege - Brake Line kklblue Mazda Protege 0 05-29-2015 07:34 AM
Brake line help please mikerichx3 Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929 1 07-08-2013 04:40 PM
pcv valve vacum brake line rnunez1989 Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929 2 04-04-2011 11:56 AM
'87 B2600 brake line size blasphemous Mazda Pickup Trucks 0 02-02-2007 05:40 AM
Help with rear strut adjustment Vettman 1 Mazda Protege 2 02-18-2006 01:37 PM


Tags
brake, line, mazda, protege, strut

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.