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Question DetailsAsked on 6/6/2017

Complete brake line job cost. (Metal lines) 1999 Chevy Lumina

Lines from the master cylinder, to the wheels. Looking to replace the metal line, as one rusted out and after farther investigation they are bad.

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Here are some previous similar questions with answers which might help FYI:

Those would be for a normal Auto Repair shop - at a Dealer likely 50-100% more. Unfortunately, despite a LOT of GM/Chevy vehicles having rusted brakeline issues, your year/model is one of the ones where the Feds decided GM did not have to recall them - even though the problem is the same as several pickup/SUV models with the same issue which they did force a recall on.

Note the above ballpark prices did NOT include replacing the flexible lines from the axles to the wheels - roughly $30-100 (depending on make and on whether you get rubber or stainless mesh covered ones) per axle for those - should not add noticeably if at all to labor cost because it just means disconnecting at each wheel rather than where the metal tubing connects to the flex hose when replacing the metal tubing.

My recommendation - for probably $25-50 extra, have them flush the reservoir and the brake cylinders (at each wheel) to get all the old brake fluid out, because that should be changed out every 10-15 years or 100,000 miles or so anyway.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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