1997 Honda Civic Steps in changing rear brake lines

Tiny
MONTREAL MARC
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  • 1997 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 132,000 MILES
Hello, I would like instructions on how to change the hydraulic brake lines from from to back on my 1997 Civic SI coupe. The lines are corroded and leaking at the mid-point of the underbody. The rear brakes are drums. Please give step by step instructions. I would also like to know how many hours this job is rated by professionals and the approximate cost in materials.
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Montreal Marc
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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 4:32 PM

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Tiny
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OK lets start with which lines are you changing? Are you changing the steel lines or the rubber lines at the wheels? Get back to me with that and we will see what I can find from that point. Keep in mind if you are changing the steel lines there is no labor rate I can look up as those are just by the hour and how ever long it takes. I do also do not have you car here to look at so I must also go by memory and text to help which I will do my best to walk you through ok. Get back to me with what lines you are changing and if you can include pics even better.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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The lines in question are the steel lines from under the hood to the rear wheels. Does the gas tank have to be removed for this repair?
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
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OK this getts tricky as there is no pic of how the lines are routed this is part of the car that the books even from the dealer dont cover well. So I do not know that. What needs to be done is get it up on a rack where you can follow the lines out. I do think that removing the tank will make it easier because you will have more room. Now you must also keep in mind that you will not find a brake line that long at any parts store. The longest you will find is 60 inches unless you buy bulk and ends and make your own lines.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 10:54 AM

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