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Kia brake prob.

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.

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It's probably leaking behind the master cylinder and into the brake booster. If you have a manual transmission, it can also be leaking from the clutch, but it's probably the master cylinder. I just replaced this in mine. Check to see if any is leaking down the back of the firewall. You could loosen the bolts that hold the master to the booster and see if anything leaks out from behind there. If it does replace the master. Not hard to do yourself, just bench bleed the master cylinder and rebleed the brakes when you're done. It's also a good idea to replace the front pads at the same time, or you'll push the contaminated fluid into the new master the next time you do it.

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Do you see more smoke than normal from the exhaust?
Check the floor mats on the drivers side for brake fluid, it could be leaking from the master cylinder where the brake pedal connects.

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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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