I have a 2002 Forester that has a leak in one of the rear steel brake lines, right near where they come through from under the back seat. There are photos attached.
In trying to remove the rear lines, the two that go towards the front, which are pretty rusted where they enter the coupling near the right rear tire, are getting damaged, and will also need to be replaced.
Can anyone give me some ideas on how to replace the long line that runs from under the back seat to the engine compartment?
I also can't see where the lines are for the rear wheels. After they connect to the coupling, they go up around the right rear wheel arch, and disapear behind the gas tank and rear sub-frame.
Should I just find any way I can to get the new lines out to the wheels?
It doesn't seem to be possible to put the new lines in the same place that the original ones were...
I was thinking of cutting the lines under the back seat, and somehow joining them to new lines. I was hoping there was some sort of compression fitting I could use, but it's best of I put new double-flare fittings on it.
Has anyone put new double-flare fittings on existing original steel lines?
Does anyone know the size (diameter) of the steel lines and their fittings?