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Re: Brake hose not sealing to caliper - Clio MK2 Rear Disc
Aye, there's something not right there if the union is nipping up and the pipe is leaking.
The flair on the pipe looks to be ok in the photo in post #1, and to be honest these are quite hardy so are normally hard to damage.
The threads of the union also look ok in the photo, although it is hard to tell 100% from a photo.
From what's been said I'm guessing it's the threads in the caliper that are the problem.
The threads will be damaged / deformed and the union is locking up before it gets fully home, hence the pipe still being loose and the leak.
I would remove the caliper from the car and go and get a brake pipe union from a parts place and make a tap as we have described in the previous posts. With the caliper on the bench you will be better positioned to see & possibly rectify the problem.
You could even remove the flexi from the car and try to get that into the caliper on the bench.
No good getting a new flexi only to find you still have the same problem as it's the caliper that's at fault.
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