Re: 1997 Taurus Gl - Brake Lines Needed
NO, no rape, you just paid dealer labor rates.
I had a 96 Cougar that rotted out the front lines one at a time. The first line failed on a Saturday afternoon while 80 miles from home where I keep my boat. I purchased some fluid which did no good because of the leak then I went to an auto store ( AutoZone??) with the fitting that went to the master cylinder. Purchased the pipe for under $10, they wanted to lend me the double flaring tool free. I thought with one line going others would follow. I purchased the the tool for $28. Total cost for fluid, line and tool was under $50. Was able to crimp the broken line so I had some brakes at least, drove the car to my boat.
Cut the pipe to the length I needed, installed one new fitting and one old one, flared the pipe and was done in less than an hour.
Flaring is not a big deal. Hey, spending the money got the job done in any case and you did not have an accident caused by brake failure.