i own a 93 ford ranger 3.0 liter v6. it was in storage for a while (outside) and i recently started it back up. i noticed alot of brake fade so i took it to my house and took a look underneath. besides a leaky oil pan (a whole nother story) i didnt see any leaks. i checked my master cylinder and it was almost dry.
so i figured it was just low on brake fluid. filled it up and after a couple pumps of the brakes i could feel the pedal getting some of its resistance back and i was very happy. i then looked behind my car and noticed a giant puddle of brake fluid
from what i can see it is the steel brake line that connects to the controller unit by the rear diff (not sure what its called sorry). the line runs along the left side of the car until it goes to the diff area and splits to the rear brakes.
so my question is how do i go about replacing the line, and what would the cost be? i have very little experience working on cars but am always willing to learn as long as no specialized tools are needed.