Question about 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7
Brakelines can be challenging to replace or quite easy. It just depends on which one you are asking about. Some of the brakelines are segmented and the ends have short runs. Others are trunk lines which run the distance from the back wheels to the front ABS unit.
The lines will need to be bleed after the changeover.
With the cheapening of the aftermarket parts system, your ability to find a pre-shaped replacement line is more difficult to do.
There are kits which include ALL pre-shaped lines. They can be normal steel or stainless. Looking at the age of your car its hard for an outsider to say how much you need to spend to repair this. The logic is that all lines were installed at the same time and if one fails to others are not too far behind. If this is a car you wish to keep for the Future, replacing all lines is a good idea.
But for a budget, with close inspection of the remaining lines, you can just replace the broken line.
As I said earlier, pre-shaped lines are harder to find. Some people buy a roll of tubing and make their own lines. This is not for the novice.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
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