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Question DetailsAsked on 12/2/2017

Brake line replacement for 2005 Chevy sierra 1500 cost

Traveling cross country and drivers side rear brake line busted. Lost all brake fluid in reservoir and pedal went to the floor. Could not keep any fluid in the reservoir. Not sure how much the cost for replacement will be.

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GMC Sierra 1500

Answered 2 years ago by Winterberryzz


Below are a couple of related previous questions - the first one deals with the metal line from reservoir to above the rear axle - the others address (at least in part) the flexible line from the frame to the axle and from the axle to the wheel.

Latter less expensive - generally about $25-60 each for the part (double to triple that from dealer), about $10-20 brake fluid, and about $100-200 labor, because this involves not only the brakeline segment replacement (typically 15 minutes or so for that new a vehicle, to maybe an hour if the fittings are corroded badly because you live in a road salt area. Then another 1/2 hour or so for filling the brake lines with fluid and getting the air out of the lines and road-testing it, so I would be expecting $100-250 total labor, more like $250-350 at a dealer assuming one segment leaking. If physical damage happened to damage two lines at the same time, then labor time little or no additional but parts about twice as much if labor is charged by the hour.

If you go to a flat-rate shop (where they charge by a job rate book, not by actual time, like at most chains and dealers), probably around $400-500 total cost for one segment replacement, 50-100% more for two.

My recommendation- for something as life-critical as brakes, do not go to a Muffler or Tire or such shop - go to a regular Auto Service (your Search the List category) shop with ASE certified mechanics. Though your choices may be limited, because you will only have front brakes with a rear line broken.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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