I have a 2000 ford windstar van, and just recently the break fluid container was empty, noticed it after trying to stop and barely stopped and petal was to the floor. We checked into this a bit, neither one of us know anything about mechanics, but determined that the back drivers side tire had brake fluid all over the inside of the tire, and some brake fluid on the ground. We are sure it is a caliper, just from talking to a few people, but are not 100% sure. We keep filling the brake fluid every three days, and then have to pump the breaks alot to get any pressure in them, if we have to slam on the breaks the pressure disapears and the pedel goes to the floor and you can hear a noise coming from the brakes, but havent figured out from where exactly. I would really appreciate anyones help on this problem, like I said we are very clueless, and don't have the money to be able to just take it into a shop.
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Re: Break Fluid Leaking, empties every three days
You should be able to look around each tire and see where it is coming from, let me know if any of them have brake fluid on them, if so it is a brake cylinder leaking, if the leak is somewhere else than I may can help you with that, oh and when you do find the problem I can probably save you some money on the repairs.
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Clean up any oil leaks. Have someone sit in the car and depress the pedal while you check around for leaks. You need to check all brake lines, and calipers etc. Locate your leak and repair or replace parts as necessary.
SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE FITTING AT THE RADIATOR EITHER CAME LOOSE OR THE LINE BROKE RUPTURE.IT WOULD THAT LINE TO BREAK TO LEAK OUT ALL TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUID SINCE FLUID UNDER PUMP PRESSURE.FILL TRANSMISSION BACK UP WITH FLUID AND FIND THE LEAK.DONT DRIVE UNTIL LEAK FOUND OR YOU COULD DAMAGE THE TRANSMISSION.
Replace the wheel cylinder on the wheel where you see it leaking then bleed brake system you ought to be ok on your brakes. As for the sun roof sounds like part of the track system is stripped happens all the time on automatic shoulder belts you can hear the motor running but no movement.
paradise by the dash board lights? i also have engine, brake, abs, and door lights on, cruise control has its own mind, and just recently o/drive kicks out on its own(very dangerous on icy roads). mine going for recall issues as posted: rear axle cracking, under hood fire from leaking fluid onto (2) 40 amp connectors,--- recall issues repaired at no charge to you--good luck
Possible coolant leak on hot engine parts causing it to evaporate as it leaks. That would definitely invade the cabin air.
You would need to carefully check under the hood with the engine warmed up and running.
Also could be a headgasket failure between coolant channels and a combustion chamber. This latter problem sometimes shows itself as vapor at the tailpipe after there should be no more visible. You may also detect the odor of coolant there too.
one reason for that fuse to blow is a bad brake pressure switch on the master cylinder. could be a warranty/recall item. can also leak brake fluid. also check behind each wheel for any sign of brake fluid, particularly the rear wheels if you have rear drum brakes. fixed one here recently where the vehicle's jack came loose in the right rear compartment and short that circuit. make sure your jack is stowed properly.