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Why the wheel cylinder leaked at the line fitting

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  • Why the wheel cylinder leaked at the line fitting

    This copper "flare saver" was meant to seal irregularities between the line and the seat. It didn't. I have seen these work in other applications but this shouldn't have been used in a wheel cylinder. And I couldn't even get it out to see if the cylinder could be saved. I'm replacing the cylinder and the line for safety sake.

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    Chris, why are you messing around? Rockauto wants ten bucks for a new Raybestos LH Wheel Cylinder. BTW, what happened to the threads, were they crossed? Was the flared tube messed up? - Dave
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    • #3
      I wasn't messing around. I merely was showing what I found when I chased a leak. And yes RockAuto is where the new cylinder is coming from.