Are brake hoses and brake lines the same?
Considering this, are brake lines and hoses the same?
Brake hoses are make of rubber with specialty metal fittings on each end. Brake lines are steel tubes in a permanent shape, brake hoses are flexible and connect the steel tubes to the brake calipers, since they move with the wheel suspension.
Similarly one may ask, can I replace steel brake lines with rubber?
> Is there any downside to replacing any portion of the steel brake line with rubber line? Yes, the more rubber line the softer the pedal, the more likely it is to chaff or burst. Rubber is never used where it can not freely move or expand with pedal pressure.
You may not be able to brake very well, or at all, and you need to get it fixed right away. You will pay somewhere between $150 and $200 for a brake line repair. The parts will only cost you $30-$50, but the labor costs will be somewhere in the $100-$150 range.