1. Is this something I can get at a a local auto supply store ( no lift so nothing special)
2. Is this something I can do myself?
I have never worked on a car (mainly b/c I have always had small complicated imports). I bought this with the feeling that I should be able to do stuff like this. I would like to try this if you think this is pretty basic of a fix.
You first need to examine the rest of the brake lines. You might need to replace them all. If the rest of the lines look good then you can either replace just that whole run of line or splice in a new piece.
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definitely something you can do yourself. Auto store will have the lines...probably will have quite a selection. Might have several different lengths with the ends already flared, or you might get a coil, and do the flares yourself. Either way is simple. I like doing the flares myself because that way you don't run into problems with having the wrong length.
here's a youtube I found real quick of how to make the flares. I think you can get a cheap flare tool for maybe 30 bucks or so.
Update!! Got it done! Thank you all for the great help! I have never done anything on a car before and this was a great learning experience. Anything to watch out for over the next couple of days? The brake was firm, I did not loose any fluid (as of yet) and I was able to come to a firm stop.
What size and length brake line did you use, I need to replace mine today. Thanks 0IIII0
I actually went to a shop with the old one and they made a new one for me... I think it was well worth the $$$ as I didn't have the tools to do it the right way. I would suggest removing the whole thing and taking measurements as each brake will have a different length. I believe all gauges are a standard size.