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rusty baker 01-17-2013 03:38 PM

Brake hose plug
Anyone know of a way to plug a brake hose temporarily? I have a car that the caliper is leaking fluid in a stream. I need to drive the car across town to a friend's garage to fix it. Too cold to fix it outside.

joecaption 01-17-2013 03:50 PM

Not a great plan, but an inverted flare fitting with a cap should work, drive slow.

Even with that there's still going to be air in the line so you will only have 1/2 the brakes?

Far better to get it towed.

rusty baker 01-17-2013 04:45 PM

This is a GM brake hose. It has a banjo bolt through the caliper end.

Bondo 01-17-2013 05:13 PM

Ayuh,..... Vise-grips,.... Pinch it Tight,....

You'll need to replace it, along with the caliper...

paintdrying 01-19-2013 08:05 AM

Pony up for the tow, your going to kill someone. One caliper will work full power and whip you into the other lane. You will die. If you do use the vise grip method then duc tape the handle shut

Fix'n it 01-19-2013 10:08 AM

put a nut & bolt with the copper washers on the line.

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