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There is a leak in my chevy cavalier brake line

I need to know if it can just be patched or if i have to replace the whole like and how many feet of it will i need for it to be replaced

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Depending on the condition of the line you could splice in a replacement line. You will need to flare your line where it is good at the front and back and that will determine your length.

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