Oldsmobile Q&A

Ask Your Question

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Question: how to fix myself the brake line

 

Question

tabrams34, Ravenna, OH, June 17, 2011, 07:59
 Rookie

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

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 17, 2011, 08:11
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    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.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    tabrams34, June 17, 2011, 08:42
     Rookie

    Thank you, I will research.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    XpressCarCare (see my shops), June 17, 2011, 08:29
    Profile_thumbnail
     Enthusiast

    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.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    tabrams34, June 17, 2011, 08:43
     Rookie

    Ok, I'm going to look into it Thanks.

    Reply
    Flag This