Replacing clutch flex hose
I'm replacing my clutch master and slave cylinders and the clutch flex line that connects to the slave cylinder on my 75 280Z. The problem I'm having is trying to get the old flex line off. I've disconnected it at the slave cylinder end but can't get it disconnected at the other end. The FSM says to "1. Disconnect clutch tube from clutch hose at bracket on side member. 2. Remove lock spring fixing hose to bracket, then disengage hose from bracket. Remove lock plate from bracket."
I tried loosening the metal clutch tube with a flare nut wrench but it wouldn't move. I'm also not sure what the 'lock spring' referred to in the FSM is either.
Any suggestions/ helpful hints on removing the flex line would be greatly appreciated.
75 280Z, 60,000 miles
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