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I have a brake line that is broken above the gas tank. does that line supply both rear brakes? also what the easiest way to replace it?

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Yes it supplys both rear breaks, the only way to fix it is with new line and fittings from your local auto parts store, from wear it screws into the perportioning valve up front all the way to the rear wear it screws into the rubber line above the rearend housing, its not that hard just make sure you get the right size lines and fittings.

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