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Q: Leaking Brake Fluid Near driver rear brakes on 1997 Cadillac Seville SLS

There is not a colum for this question. The line is rusting and is leaking. Can you give me an estimate of how much this would cost? It's only about 2 - 3 feet of line that needs replace and it's the line that go's to the rear passenger side brakes. The Labor fee in my area is $65.00 - $70.00 per hour and the 1/4 inch metal tubing shouldn't cost that much.
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I looked at it myself when it was on the rack. It's up in there where the hose is. I'm just not sure how long it may take because of the rust and trying to take it off or cut the bad section may lead to another problem. A good qualified mechanic can probaly do this job in 1 hour. All I know that it shouldn't cost no $200.00 or more to get fixed if I take it to a honest Auto Shop that's not trying to take advantage of a customer.
The fact that there is rust involved means the time for repair can fluctuate accordingly. Have an open mind when thinking about the honest shop, check them out, get references, and be aware that the tech needs to be paid for anything abnormal like rust problems, rust may be normal in your area but no labor guide takes that into consideration. Alot of times the lines are held fast with brackets and standoffs. Rusted too. All has to be considered. The fact that you consider $200 may be too much no matter what would make me shy away from you as a customer. But good luck to you anyways.
Thanks for your honest opinion and information. As a customer no matter what the price I have a choice to decide to get another estimate somewhere else. Mechanics in my area come a dime a dozen and it wouldn't be insulting at all if a shop refuse to do business with me, because I complained about the cost. There is no standard cost for some repairs and some auto repair shops go by the chilton guide for what it may cost for repairs and other just estimate. No matter what the cost I will have it fixed. I was just trying to get some opinions on this site from people who would give me some input on the cost of repair, but there are some factors like rust and getting the old parts to come off this may take a little time or longer than expected. To me its a simple repair compared to engine work like head gaskets ect.
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