how to fix myself the brake line on 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

my back driver side brake line is leaking and i wanted to fix it myself, I wanted to know how to fix it.

by in Ravenna, OH on June 17, 2011
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on June 17, 2011
Brake repairs are a matter of safety so make sure you are confident you can replace the defective part and properly bled the brakes afterward. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online Read the instructions fully first and make sure you have the parts and tools to complete the job.
COMMENT by on June 17, 2011
Thank you, I will research.
ANSWER by on June 17, 2011
If the line that is leaking is metal, you will need special tools to make this repair. While sections of line and fittings are available at your local parts store, you also need to bend the line and cut/make connections to the original brake line. A good shop with a good mechanic can usually do this for you in about an hour.
COMMENT by on June 17, 2011
Ok, I'm going to look into it Thanks.