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Question DetailsAsked on 8/3/2016

How much would it cost to get a brake line fixed on a 2004 Chrysler sebring

Was driving and brake pedal went down to the floor pulled over to check fluid it was full then pushed down on the brake while parked and the car was off got out the car and seen brake fluid on the grown

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Depends on where the leak is - a loose fitting might be minimal service charge or even free in the best case - typically around $50-100 minimum service charge depending on whether a muffler or tire quick-shop (which I would not use for breakes if I were you), an independent auto repair shop, or a dealership. If broken/cracked flexible brakeline which runs from the axle to the wheel at each wheel, sprobably about $100-175 I would say. If a rusted/corroded through main brakeline from the master cylinder to the wheel could be over $200-250, and if a cracked/rusted through master cylinder or ABS pump or such possibly up to $500 range.

One thing - since it is 12 years old, assuming you intend to keep it indefinitely, you should be prepared, if due to corrosion of lines in a state that uses a lot of salt on the roads, to consider replacing ALL the lines at the same time (which would be far less than 4 times the above amount). Also, if it has not been done previously, the brake fluid is at the age it should be drained and replaced - probably another $50 or so if done along with the line repair/replacement.

If the leak was right on the inside of the wheel/tire or possibly even dripping off the wheel, probably the flex hose or possibly a leaking brake piston seal on the brakes themselves on that wheel. If well behind the wheels, typically about under the driver's feet, probably a master cylinder or ABS pump area leak.

Certainly you should not drive the car in this condition - if brake pedal went clear to the floor then sounds like a leak in both brake systems - front and back, so you might be at the point of having no brakes at all.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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