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1994 explorer limited 1) left rear drivers brake line leaking out of sight up high by wheel well and gas tank any pics or diagrams of what the lines look like there(where they connect,bend etc...2) It has a bumper hitch ball tongue capacity 500 lbs. and 5000 max. weight.What rating is that class II,III or IV? Can a car dolly be attached to tow a light car 3000 lbs. or under.I'm thinking of buying this SUV but worry what's involved in replacing the lft. rear brake line.THANX

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If it's a rusty brake line that's leaking you'd best replace the whole brake line system (all 4 wheels) for your safety. Fuel lines have the same problem. These are made out of steel and rust fast due
to calcium chloride used on the roads in winter.
Unless you're familiar with routing and installing connectors on these lines I suggest you let a pro do the job. It ain't as easy as it looks.

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