Q: Brake line leaking

asked by on

The brake line on my car has a leak in it.

A: Brake lines can not be repaired. Replacing ...

Brake lines can not be repaired. Replacing the entire line is the only safe repair. After one line starts to leak, all the others will need to be closely inspected. If it is a rear line, the two lines for the rear wheels are beside each other. The fuel lines are usually very close too. Pre-bent lines from Cadillac may be available, but the most common method is to bend custom ones out of bulk line. Do not drive the car even with a small leak. Even though only one line is leaking, you will lose braking force on two wheels. Consider contacting an expert mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to inspect your brake system and replace your brake lines for you.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is misfiring, oil in ignition coil & spark plug

Soak up the oil in the hole and clean it out with brake cleaner. Then dry it before replacing the spark plugs and ignition coils. You should replace all 4 coils as a set with new plug wire boots and...

Q: No brake fluid is getting to the rear brakes

As far as the brake issue, yes, there needs to be a check to see if there is brake fluid entering into the proportional valve. If there is fluid supply to the valve but not out then the valve will...

Q: Car's reverse gear solely working 2006 Cadillac XLR

It is possible the shift cable broke after you selected "Reverse". if so, regardless of what you do with the shifter, the transmission is in Reverse. Have a professional mechanic, like YourMechanic, confirm this diagnosis, and replace the cable at...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...