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Old 02-03-2010, 04:06 PM
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Well I made it a point to leave work early to replace my rear o2 sensor. So I get home put the truck on ramps and pull the sensor, ran to the store grab a replacement and put it in. Clear the codes, start it up, all it good... not

Go to back the truck off the ramps and just as I get to the bottom of the ramps, pop, my drivers rear brake line bursts. brake fluid all over the driveway, just what I needed. I fix one thing and another goes, No matter what thats always the way its been.

Soooo, Anyone happen to know the rough cost of getting it replaced? I know nothing of replacing it myself and would rather not. My dad works at a dodge dealership luckily and gets a bit of a discount, but I just wanna know what to expect as far as price.

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:41 PM
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The tubing and fittings won't be much at all. I'd be surprised if you spent more than $25-30 on parts. As for the labor, it will depend on where the break is and how it needs to be fixed.
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The tubing and fittings won't be much at all. I'd be surprised if you spent more than $25-30 on parts. As for the labor, it will depend on where the break is and how it needs to be fixed.
It looks like the line that broke is just above the frame in the rear, I can see the end of that section of line but can't see the break, The line is pretty crusty looking.

Guess its better it happened in my driveway then on the highway.
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If it was me i would replace the whole line involved. My 1999 ram cost me approx $1500 to replace all lines and 1 wheel cylinder.Labour was a killer. Parts were cheap. replacing all the lines and bending , flaring takes time. Thats what you pay for. If it was warmer and didnt need the truck ASAP i would have done it myself. BTW sending unit went first had to drop gas tank which i think weekend the lines. No ones fault...old truck/old lines. Spent $3000 in 5 weeks thats why shes gone.Still wish i kept it. Probly still running strong today
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Geez Bones, did they supply the vaseline? I had to replace all the lines on an Explorer once and it was under $800 US. I'd inspect the rest of the lines and if any are suspect, then replace them. On Rams, all I've ever had to replace has been the one that split on Freezings truck.
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Most of them look pretty decent, besides that one.
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SOOO.. It looks like it will need the main brake line that runs down the lenth of the truck,....AND apparently both front shocks fell apart as soon as they got it on the lift. AHHHH it seems like every time it goes in for one problem I end up having to fix 2. I really hate this.
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Look at it this way, once these things are fixed, they are fixed. Sometimes a devil you know is better than one you don't. Question becomes whether you can get anything better for the money it takes to fix it up. I've known people who jumped into something else at the first sign of a repair, only to wind up with even bigger problems.
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$260 later and both problems are fixed.
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That's less than 1 car payment. If you can go 2-3 months without more, your'e ahead of the game. What really sucks is when you have payments, and have to shell out for something not covered under warranty. Good luck.
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