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1991 Acura Legend No Brakes

I have change the booster and the brake fluid resevoir. I had front brakes barely before I attempted to fix the brakes. Fluid will not hold in resevoir can not find where fluid is leaking, check all wheels for leaking

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    Hello, My resevoir is crack and can not hold any washer fluid. I would like to do this myself. Are you able to list the steps? thank you in advance



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The only common issue I know if is the master cylinder leaking, but if you changed the booster you would have found your leak.

Check for fluid at the brake pedal under the dash.

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