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Question DetailsAsked on 9/1/2017

Brake lines and wheel cylinders on 1996 Buick park Ave

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Auto Service would be the normal Search the List for well-rated and reviewed vendors for this - and personally I would NOT recommend taking it to a muffler or box store auto center or tire shop for this.

Brake lines can run from maybe $15-50 (depending on if aftermarketor OEM) per side for the flexible rubber lines that connect wheel cylinders to the main brake lines. Main brake lines can run $20-100 range per segment - as much as $500-800 or more for some makes for all of them on a vehicle and about that much again for installation, from master cylinder all the way to all the wheels.

Looks like you have disc brakes on front, drum on rear.

Front brake cylinders (if you need replacement rather than just honing out or only new gasket and/or piston) is - you are lucky - looks like a separate cylinder, not integral to the calipers, os only about $20-30 each aftermarket or about $75 OEM for the part. Piston rebuild kit about $15-35 each wheel depending on whether you get seal only, seal and piston, or complete rebuild kit. Total new calipers about $35/75 each aftermarket/OEM.

Rear brake cylinder about $15/60 aftermarket/OEM for the cylinder, each side.

Labor likely about $150-250 to replace flex lines and cylinders (or rebuild them) per axle, ballpark - about 50-100% more at a dealer.

Note these prices do NOT include new rotors, drums, or brakepads - only the lines/cylinders.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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