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Leak in brake line over rear end between 2 rear wheels

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There is no real safe repair on a brake line except to replace it. Disconnect it at both ends and bring it to the parts store with you so they can match it up. Once you have it back in, you need to bleed both rear wheels. One tip on removal...cut the line off right at the top of the fittings and use a six point socket to remove them. That ensures that you won't round it off and spend a ton of time getting it out.

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