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A rusted brake line

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My Cutlass has a rusted metal brake line that has a hole in it right behind the driver rear wheel. It's right before the nut that seperates it from the wheel cylinder. I've had one guy give me an estimate of 150-200 for replacment and flushing of the system over the phone. I'm worried that this estimate is low and more afraid that he's going to mess up one of the other lines if it's rusted as well. Lastly, would it at all be possible to replace it myself, I have little automobile repair exprience.

Thanks,
Kris

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Kris! Your in luck, that is way to high. You can replace it your self for about 20 bucks and a little work. A brake line and brake fuild you can replace and bleed out the one side; don't let the master cylinder go dry or it may take a little to do it.

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