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My name is mark and i've got a problem with my ford escort. It's old and rusted but I dont want to buy another car and wish to repair it myself. I was replacing the right rear sway bar but the jack fell through the rust and damaged what I think is my rear brake line ( green oil leaking). I would like someone to confirm me that it is the brake line that's busted and if so, how to repair it. I have close to no experience in repairing cars but I do have lots of tools. Please help me.

Thank you , mark

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