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Old 08-16-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: New River
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Brakes are not supposed to break when you brake... no?

Well our Chevy S-10 brake line needs to be replaced and we can only get a quote from a dealer at $90 and he won't give us the part number.

So we couldn't call the regular parts places ...

We were hoping to find one a tad less expensive

It is the flexible brake line about 14 inches long.

Stainless mesh clad with steel ends

goes between ABS module and proportioning valve

we need the FRONT line.

If anyone can help please write--much appreciated. Thanks !!!
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Try GM Parts Direct: Your direct source for Genuine GM Parts or try one of the local auto parts stores. Most local auto parts stores will be able to look up the part and provide an after market replacement part that should work.

Don't forget that once you replace the brake line you will need to bleed the brakes.

I find that You Tube is a great place to find short videos on how to do almost any repair on a car. Try checking there.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Any decent Automotive store would have it or be able to get it, and much cheaper than dealer. I use NAPA a lot, and they have pretty good staff. Most places you can pick the part you want out of a page on computer showing the parts in the area your hose is, including all hoses.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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I would replace BOTH front flex lines at the same time. Just as you should replace shocks in pairs.

JiM B.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:43 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Awesome thread!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Another one of those NOT WORTH THE RISK type of scenarios, IceCat.

I agree with the earlier posts, however, considering the significance / importance of this particular vehicle part, I would discourage going "cheap" or off-brand.

As already pointed out, the job is not just replacing a simple part and definitely not for the novice.

Good Luck
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Another one of those NOT WORTH THE RISK type of scenarios, IceCat.

I agree with the earlier posts, however, considering the significance / importance of this particular vehicle part, I would discourage going "cheap" or off-brand.

As already pointed out, the job is not just replacing a simple part and definitely not for the novice.

Good Luck
One has to remember that GM does not make its own Brake Hoses. It purchases them from the Manufacturers who make Brake Hoses, and get the contract on Bids. A Brake Hose from a place like NAPA, has to meet the same specifications that the Hose GM used, so its not like your getting a Hose made by GM. If a Hose from a GM Dealer costs 80 bucks, the same hose from a Parts Store would be 20 t 30 dollars. The parts markup at a GM Dealer is crazy, compared to what they pay for it. I know, and am not just guessing. Was a Parts and Service Director for over 35 years.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The dealer is always my last resource for parts. Go to an auto parts store. NAPA, Autozone, or O'Reillys
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Sorry if my point was less than clear . . .

I was not addressing the legitimate parts guys at all, rather referring to the online cheap parts suppliers that are quite often peddling inferior, "offshore" products. These parts may be OK in some applications but definitely not safety related parts.

For what it's worth . . . I understand and believe most of us understand that vehicle manufacturers rarely fabricate many of the parts involved in their vehicle's production. Also, I am not against saving a few bucks and/or not getting ripped off.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
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Might want to move this to the Auto forum -- there are a lot of great resources there
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