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Rear Brake Line Cracked


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,175 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. relocate brake line behind rear axle (1 reports)
2002 Pontiac Montana brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 172004

Montana V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,175 miles


I drive a lot of graveled roads and for some reason the rear brake line was located on the front side of the rear axle. Because this the brake was being damaged by the road,the passenger side started leaking and we lost control of the brakes after all the brake fluid was pumped out. I had the van towed to the Regina Motor Products where I bought the van and their service department had fixed it. The invoice stated that a new brake line was put on. 3 months later the same thing happened again but this time I got the van home and took the brake line off myself and found that the brake line did not look new at all it was leaking in the exact same spot. I took the brake line into my neighborhood mechanic and he agreed that this brake line was not 3 months old and it was obviously repaired. I took the brake line back to Regina Motor Products and asked the service adviser if the brake line work they had done for me 3 months ago was new as they had charged me for or if it was just repaired by the mechanic. At first the service advisor said that is was just repaired on the vehicle but then he went and asked the mechanic and the mechanic said that he put a new brake line on.

My beef is first of all the brake line should be located on the back side of the rear axle to protect it from being damaged. Secondly I had the van taken to a GM dealership. They charge more than other mechanic shops but you think that you are getting a better quality of work done because it is a dealership. In my case, the mechanic at Regina Motor Products had taken a short cut by trying to repair the brake line while on the vehicle but then he charged me in full for work he had clearly not done.

- , Riceton, SK, Canada

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