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Q: Leak in metal brake line

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I have a leak in the metal brake line below the driver's seat.

This is a common issue with your particular vehicle. The problem is the brake lines were not coated when the truck was built, and the lines rust could be causing the leak. A brake line replacement will most likely be necessary. The new lines should be coated so they will never rust. I suggest having a trained technician, like one from YourMechanic, handle this repair.

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