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Cracked out Brake Shop

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The other day a old line snapped on my 85 Riviera. I took it in even though i could of ran a new line because i thought i would save the stress of doing it myself. When i got it back it felt pretty good. Then after a few weeks the petal felt spongy. Then I took a look in the reservoir, there was no brake fluid left in the rear section. I looked around for leaks and i found where it was coming from. At the proportioning valve the dumbass that orked on my car didn't even have it more then hand tightened on and not just one line but all three. I think from now on I will work on my own brakes and trust myself.
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Sue him!! Thats preety crazy tho, i guess they arent professional.
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I had that happen to the 1984 Buick Park Avenue too. The person that I had do it though made sure it was perfect. The pedal is still a little low but it at least is firm. Not mushy like before.
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A few months ago, I had a brake line blow out on my Contour. I very nearly rear-ended someone as a result. It turned out the brake hose was not clipped into its retainer, so the lip of the wheel had gradually rubbed a hole in it. The previous owner had left an invoice in the glovebox from 8000 miles before, mentioning that same brake had been repaired beause the caliper was sticking. So I narrowly missed being in an accident where I would've been at fault, because some idiot mechanic couldn't take 5 seconds to route the hose properly.
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Thats why we get the big bucks - screw ups may be a fact of life , but when they may cost you your life , all my brake pipe fixes get flogged on the highway then rechecked for leaks
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Thats why we get the big bucks - screw ups may be a fact of life , but when they may cost you your life , all my brake pipe fixes get flogged on the highway then rechecked for leaks

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I wish I got service like that from my local Midas. I could of ran that brake line but i felt i would let the so called "professionals" do it so i could save a day hangin under the car and make sure if the brakes failed and I crashed I wouldn't be responsible for the damages.
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