OSF Rear Brake Pipe

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Got another astra, it has a SERIOUS brake problem ie no pedal at all. It had an issue with the drivers back hub/drum and the pipe was cut (s/h hub came with another and nut was rusted shut) to get the old hub off.
The new hub was put on and all the shoes put on, but when it came to undoing the nut further down the line (by rear beam) its rounded off. Obviously this needs sorting, what can be done? And if a guy has to come do it, what will he do/charge? Btw don't know how i hit the "F" in the title but its the rear brake. Cheers Guys!! :)
 
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just noticed there is another join to a rubber pipe further along bu this doesnt look too clever either? Bit stuck on this, and it obvs cant be moved until its sorted.
 
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hi, remove the wheel cylinder and get some grips on to remove the old union and if they really wont budge, a new cylinder was about 7 quid when i got some (may aswell change it anyway). and take your pipe to a motor factor who should be able to make you a copy with new unions for less the a fiver and then bleed the brakes through.
andrew
 

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hi no its not the hub end, the new backplate/hub has brakes and the pipe on, its the other end near to the rear beam, tried a spanner, mole grips, evrything, just can't get it off.
 
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ah right, the flexi is about a tenner, id change that and a new pipe then if you cant seperate.
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cheers mate - hours labour? so prob looking at bout £40 - £50 to have done?
 

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ok - its the only job i cant do, not got a lot of know-how, so i'm not messing about with something as important as brakes. Cheers fellas!!
 

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