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My break fluid is just disappearing all of a sudden, why?

Yesterday the breaks where fine. Then all of a sudden returning from work, I was literally pressing the break pedal all the way to the floor. I filled the break fluid back up to full n by the time I got home, it was empty again. I just put in another bottle of fluid and as my wife pressed the breaks, I watched the fluid level drop down to zero

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Don't you have a puddle on the floor somewhere? If you are going through that much fluid you should see it somewhere. Maybe even leaking through the firewall and onto the floor, which would indicate the master cylinder is bad. Look under vehicle, and at every wheel you should be able to find something that is wet. If it is none of that, is the engine smoking all of a sudden? Maybe it is getting pulled out through vacuum by the brake booster? Just trying to give you something to look at.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Replaced master break cylinder bench

You have air in the system, no matter that you bench bled the Master cylinder, air got in the system that is the only cause of this symptom other than a defective new part. Follow the guide lines below to bleed brakes.

To properly bleed the brakes, start with a couple of 8-ounce cans of fresh brake fluid. An unopened can has a long shelf life. An opened can should be discarded within a few weeks. Get the vehicle up in the air and remove all four wheels, you might be able to do this with the wheels on if you can swing a wrench on the bleeder valves. PLease read through the instructions completely before you start work, do not let the Master cylinder run dry of fluid.

Have a helper pump up the brake pedal, then open the right rear brake bleeder and bleed it until you don't hear anymore air bubbles coming out and the fluid stream is steady, next move to the left rear wheel and repeat, then to the right front and bleed that wheel cylinder, then repeat at the left front wheel cylinder. A tip hear, soak the bleeders with WD40 before you try to crack them open, DO NOT STRIP/ROUND OFF THE CYLINDER BLEEDERS, Use a box end wrench to get a good bite on the bleeders. When all the air is out of the system the fluid will be steady and not make a spurting noise, do not run the master out of fluid!

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

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SOURCE: Break pedal goes to floor with light pedal pressure

renew the master cylinder immediatly ,the seal between the front and rear chambers has failed. This is a dangerous vehicle and shouldnt be used in this condition it WILL FAIL SOON

Posted on May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Ford Escape Breaks

Did you replace them yourself or did you take them to a "qualified brake specialist"? It sounds like your brake lines need to be bled properly. You may also have one or more calipers sticking to cause the vibration.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: break peadle wont hold pressure

sounds like blow by it hapens when a brake cylinder is starting to fail it also hapens when people ride the brakes and they over heat if car is cold and pedal fades then it's time for a new master cylinder

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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SOURCE: no pressure when appling break pedal

check your brake wheel cylinders. you'll probablly find one is stuck or leaks. replace wheel cylinder

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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