My kia is leaking brake fluid, the resevoir is empty every other day after putting in a full bottle of brake fluid. odd thing is there is NO spotting on the garage floor, or any drip to speak of to help locate the leak. its like my brake fluid is just dissapearing.
anything you might know thaqt can help would be greatly appreciated.
Kia s leak is common in the proportioning valve located on the fire wall two line from the master cylinder to the pv then 4 lines comming out, Ther eic two hew nuts on the top of the valve. Simply look at the one that is wet take a 16 mm ratchet and take off the hex nut. Now there are two different set ups in this nut but the fix is the same. Rplace the bottom o ring. On one of the set ups it has a small cover dont lose it the o ring is under this cover
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Were the brake pads worn or making noise the initial reason for "changed the brakes"? If you are "emptying the brake fluid really fast" then you have a leak. The leak may not be at the brake caliper but at the master cylinder/ vacuum booster. Thus why you seem to have brake pressure when the car is off. Check closely around the master cylinder and booster mounted on the firewall (inside and outside of the car) for signs of brake fluid leaking.
well, if fluid is going down. then you have a leak. either in the brake lines or a bad wheel cylinder. if you can not see the leak. have someone push on brake while you look under the car. if the lines you will see it spray out. but if you do not see anything check for brake fluid on the inside of back wheels if it has drum brakes in the back, this means a brake cylinder is bad.
this brake warning light has dual functions,1 it tell you emer brake is on 2 it tells you you have low brake fluid leval,you said you see fluid and your resivoir is low,this means you have a leak in the brake system,and should not drive untill leak is found and problem is repaired
The clutch is a fluid clutch. The only adjustment is to make sure the fluid is full. The ones I have worked on use a combined resoveir that holds brake fluid for both the brakes and the clutch system. So check the fluid in your master cylinder.
If your brakes do not work, the lights that are on are supposed to be on . First , do not drive the car!, Check under the hood to see if the brake fluid is low or empty. If it is low or empty, you have a brake system leak. Check the back side of each wheel and look for wetness or fluid leakage. If you don't see anything, or the brake reservoir is still full, it could be a master cylinder fail , so get your car towed somewhere to get the brakes repaired!
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.