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When replacing the steel brake pipes, always use steel piping which is designed to withstand high pressure, resist corrosion and is of the same size.
The following procedure requires the use of the GM Tube Cutter tool NO. J-23533 or equivalent, and the GM Flaring tool No. J-29803, J-23530 or equivalent.
- Disconnect the steel brake pipe(s) from the flexible hose connections or the rear wheel cylinders, be sure to removal any retaining clips.
- Remove the steel brake pipe from the vehicle.
Repair or replace the pipe as follows:
- Using new steel pipe (same size) and the GM Tube Cutter tool No. J-23533 or equivalent, cut the pipe to length; be sure to add 1/8 in. (3mm) for each flare.
Be sure to install the correct pipe fittings onto the tube before forming any flares.
- Using the Flaring tool NO. J-23530, J-29803 or equivalent, follow the instructions equipped with the tool to form double flares on the end of the pipes.
- Using the small pipe bending tool, bend the pipe to match the contour of the pipe which was removed.
- To install, reverse the removal procedures. Bleed the hydraulic system.