Brake fluid pouring out from behind front driver side wheel
My daughters car, she said she started hearing a squeking noise, and the light indicator for brake pads came on. About a week later she called and said her car had no brakes and would not stop. I went over and found puddle of brake fluid under car. Added more, it just ran right out from behind drivers side wheel. I am her mom.
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Do you have to add fluid occasionally? If so, it is a leak, albeit a slow one, which means a rotted line or a leaky wheel cylinder... maybe even a master. If you see fluid, a light, clear oil on the ground, that's a good indicator. ALSO- lift the carpet on the driver side and look for a leak from the master cylinder into the car. (That one is often overlooked.)
If no leaks, look at the big hose that comes off the engine and into the power boost on the firewall and behind the master cylinder. A vacuum leak makes a hissing or sucking noise and reduces braking capacity
Try jacking the front driver's side of the truck and support it on a jack stand. Give the wheel a spin and listen closely. It may help you locate the source of the sound. I wouldn't rule out the brakes just because they're new. If you still hear the noise, it may be the wheel bearing. If you hear nothing, it may be the front differential if the truck is equipped with 4WD. Hopefully, it is only a low fluid level.
Yes you can fix it. Jack wheel off ground after loosing lug nuts. Take off wheel. Pull drum if it wont come off hit it around the center with a hammer. If it has never been off there might be little washers on the studs break them off. If drum still won't come off there are holes in the plate behind the drum the shoes can't get past the ridge on the drum so you take two screwdrivers through the hole and lift up on the lever and use the other one to unscrew back off the shoes by moving the wheel up or down Remove drum take a bunch of pictures of the shoes so you can see how to put them on. Remove shoes. It would help to buy some cheap brake wrenches.Spray the brake line with some type of penetrant and remove brake line. Unbolt wheel cylinder and install new one. Replace brake shoes and springs Have drums turned or replaced if bad Install drums and bleed brakes.Start at the passenger rear fill it with brake fluid put cover on and have someone pump the brakes until the pedal is as hard as it will get Hold the pedal down and loosen bleeder screw on back of wheel cylinder brak fluid will squirt out and when it stops him holding his foot on the floor tighten the screw and pump the brakes up hard again bleed it about 8 more times go to the drivers rear and do the same there then the front passenger side and then the front drivers side make sure the brake fluid stays full if it empties out of the master cylinder to the bottom you will have to start over
Check your brake fluid level in the reservoir; some Toyotas have wheel cylinder sensors; some Toyotas have master cylinder sensors; you also have a sensor on the parking brake and on the brake pedal inside the cab. Check all that.
The high pitch sound may come from the brake pads as metal parts hit the disc to signal the owner that it needs change. The metal parts gets exposed when the pads have worn out. The brake also has a hub to cover the disc. See if the metal plate is hitting it but this issue would appear when the wheels are in motion. Check if it is the belts, have the tension checked out. Other than that the bearings are the other items on your wheel that could cause a high pitched sound when you car is in motion.
Jack up that side of the car and turn the wheels by hand to narrow down where the noise is comming from. You may have binding of brakes, if you are driving slow down the road and let the steering wheel go does the car pull to one side ? does it get worse if you touch the brake ? If it does, check the front.
start at the rear wheel on passenger side, then the driver side rear, then bleed the passenger side front then the driver side front, don't let the master run out of fluid, check at least after each wheel, bleed until you don't have air spurting noise and u have a solid stream of brake fluid out the bleeder port, u can buy a brake bleeder wrench from any parts store for a few dollars...