Redee fought back after taking offense to my more assertive methods, and kinked a rear axle hard line. So I’m back to the parts store. Will grab an M10 flare wrench if they have one.
At least I don’t have to worry about removing those axle hard lines carefully. And I get to use the new brake line bender I got for christmas.
Seems likely that I’m going to replace all the hard lines on either end of a rubber hose. Hoses are garbage, not worth the stress to separate them considering lines are $4-7 each for 8”-60” runs.