Lost a brake line last week, I forgot the term they used to fix it but it was just a patch. Husband pulled in to the driveway tonight and "brakes feel funny" and it's leaking fluid. When we had the line repaired last week, mechanic said everything is totally rusted under there. I'm just wanting to get the whole freakin' brake line system replaced but REALLY can't afford to get ripped off. Any ideas on what a good price would be? We have a youngin' to drop off at the babysitters this week and we both work long hours the next couple of days, so any response will be helpful, thanks!! It's a '97 (TJ)
Its really not hard to switch them out, go buy all new brake lines and a few bottles of brake fluid. Have the husband switch the lines and then assist him in bleeding them. A chilton book could help.
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I burst one and had a shop make me a new one for 50 bucks. Brake fluid and tools cost me another 20. For every line it would be 250ish in parts cost per my calc. I am sure every market area will be different. Took me an hour to pull he line, get the new one on and bleed. I am an accountant that has never used a wrench before and I got it done with the help of this forum and youtube
don't be overly intimidated Your right to be nervous about getting into other problems tackling this though. For now, if its feesable do the one line and plan on doing the rest over a short period of time. Being that its something that is a safety issue I wouldn't wait to long! Good luck and keep us posted! Oh and x2 on the chiltens!
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A tubing bender, at Harbor Tool is probably $6.00, tubing cutter is about $1.50 Tubing wrenches about $25.00-$35.00, SS tubing will cost about $75.00. SS fitttings $35.00-$40.00, and almost forgot, flaring tool, $10.00-$12.00, total-$147.50-$174.50
Not sure on the price for parts in your area, you can shop around for the best possible price though. Doing the labor yourselves will save you some $$ as well. Just get a can of PB Blaster from Wal-mart and start spraying all of the threaded connectors on the brake system now so it can start soaking in.