Fixing and Replacing Brake Lines
Here at Greg The Mechanic we fix lots of brake lines, from small repairs to complete replacement. Greg uses rolls of line and flares the ends and runs them beside the old lines because more often than not pulling out the old lines causes more problems and no one needs that!
Brake lines rust out and blow up or seep at mounting brackets ABS pumps rust out and leak where all the lines meet we see all kinds of problems.
This old Caviler is still in nice shape we ran new brake lines and pads and rotors on the front new rear drums and a brake service now the brakes work great!
This is one of those times I can help a student keep his moms old car on the road, most times this job we can do all the lines and bleed the system in 5 hours at $70/hr= $350 plus a couple of rolls of line and fittings for $100.00 pads and rotors and new drums $200 in parts for just over $600.00 plus tax this cars brakes are like brand new.
This is just one of the repairs we do on brake lines, some trucks blow the main line from the front to the back over the exhaust where heat is present if the rest of the lines are still strong we can tap into the system and repair it, this is a common problem and should be done before it leaks so if you mechanic says it might leak there he might have seen it before.
The main line repair takes an hour or so but bleeding the system might take a while if all goes well a couple of hours labour and $50.00 or so for the line and fittings to me this price seems fair.