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I pushed on the brakes and lost all pressure on the pedal. I pulled over and saw fluid leaking from the line on the driver side rear in front of the tire.Is this an expensive fix? Could I do it myself?

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Sounds like the flex line needs replacement,replace the hose,top up the master cylinder with proper brake fluid and bleed the system of air (by the press and hold method)

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