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Old 01-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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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.

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

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This is a GM brake hose. It has a banjo bolt through the caliper end.
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Ayuh,..... Vise-grips,.... Pinch it Tight,....

You'll need to replace it, along with the caliper...
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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
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put a nut & bolt with the copper washers on the line.

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