Tip & How-To about Ford E-250

Losing brake fluid but have no leaks. This is a common problem and is here to help car owners to understand where the fluid goes. When the brake linings wear out the master cylinder needs more fluid to push the brakes closer to the drum or rotor so when you add brake fluid remember how much and to which one once the brakes have worn two much you will damage the brake drums or linings on the car or truck so after filling up the fluid for the second time it would be wise to have the brakes checked as they are due to be replaced, the fluid displaces the distance of the pads to the drum or rotor.

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brake pedal goes nearly to floor I can hear noise like air escaping


If u have not lost ne brake fluid then its ur master cyclinder under the fluid resevour only two bolts and the brake lines if u r losing fluid wouldnt always c if drum brakes can,leak inside the drum its called a wheel cylinder really depends on if losing fluid?

Jun 21, 2012 | 1988 Ford Escort EXP

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my brake light has gone on and stayed on twice in the past three months. When I take it to the garage, they add brake fluid. Why does the car seem to be losing brake fluid?


well if you are losing fluid you definatly have a leak as brake fluid is not a "topping off fluid". you could have a leaking master cylinder either externaly which can be seen on brake booster or it can be leaking into the brake booster filling it with fluid. other than that you also may be leaking from your brake hoses(one hose at each wheel), calipers(front wheels and rear if all wheel disc brakes), wheel cylinders (if you have rear drum brakes), or metal brake lines due to rust and corrosoin (run from master cylinder to each brake hose). please rate 4 thumbs if helpful.

Dec 31, 2010 | Pontiac Vibe Cars & Trucks

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losing brake fluid(2001 kia sportage)


Check the rear wheel cylinders if you have drum brakes on the rear. Check the master cylinder cap to be sure it's on right & snug. Use D.O.T. 3 fluid,not synthetic. If you're losing fluid there's a reason. Check the front brake pads & slides for the calipers,could be frozen with rust & eating up the pads. Fluid would seem low if the pads are shot.

Jun 28, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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losing brake fluid with no leaks that can be seen


check to see if brake fluid is being sucked from the master cylinder into the brake booster.

Apr 23, 2009 | 1992 Ford F250

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