1996 Nissan Maxima metal brake lines?

Tiny
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  • 1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,700 MILES
Ok I had my master cylinder go bad and took it to pep boys where they over charged the shizz out of me. However, they fixed it and was putting fluid into it and all started pouring out of the metal or steel or aluminum brake line under the car. The guy suggested I go ahead and get both lines fixed cuz one was corroted so the other may be. How much will this cost me? They said they can't do it they're so I have to get it towed to another mechanic
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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 AT 5:56 PM

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Tiny
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You know, I really have to question if the master cylinder was bad. If there was a leaking brake line, the old master cylinder would have lost fluid and not worked. I guess it's too late to know now. Anyway, as far as the steel brake lines, it really matters which ones need replaced. The steel line shouldn't cost more than 25 dollars. The labor is the issue. Expect around 2 hours times the amount they charge per hour.
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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Sorry about that Lol. Anyways, it wasn't leaking before I took it in and the guy seemed pretty noligible and honest about it and was trying to save me money in some ways. He said that the new master cylinder was applying the right amount of pressure through the lines which is why it blew out in a weak spot of the line. However I asked him how much does he think it would cost and he said if he was able to do it then around 300-400$, but I want to get a few opinions and rates. I asked one mechanic already and he said 180 for the front one? Idk what that means cuz the two run from the front of the car all the way to the back I thought. And he said he'd have to look at it in order to price the job. The thing is I'd have to get it towed to wherever I go so I'm pretty much trying to get suggestions of a solid price so I won't have to get my car towed more than once
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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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I understand. Honestly, although I don't know where you're located, 3 to 4 hundred sounds like a lot. The brake line itself is cheap. I'm in PA and can get a 25 foot spool of steel brake line for around 30 dollars. Yes, there are connectors to get in addition to the line, but that would be under 10 bucks. I'm sure I could replace all of them in around 2 hours. Just be careful that someone doesn't take advantage of you.
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Sunday, May 31st, 2015 AT 7:32 PM

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