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Bad brake caliper, or wheel cylnders, or possible bad brake lines

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Fluid leaking around tire, spattering into wheel well.


First things first. Are the car brakes working? Is there a trouble light on in the dash? If the fluid is an oily reddish color it may be brake fluid, in which case the car should not be driven until a repair is done. If the fluid is green or pink in color it may be coolant , in which case have the coolong system checked for leaks.

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If it is near the tire it is brake fluid. The brake fluid reservoir is back by the firewall driver side of engine compartment. Your car uses DOT 4 brake fluid.

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Brake fluid leaking


Look at the insides of the wheels from under the car and look for a wet wheel. Check around the rear of the brake master cylinder for signs of leakage. Sometimes the fluid will leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake vacuum booster. You would need to remove the master and check for fluid in the booster.

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I dont know where to add brake fluid on a 1989 jeep wrangler?


you should be able to add fluid by unscrewing to top of the master cylinder. Check for leaks around the brake lines and calipers, or a leak at the master cylinder(where you check the fluid). If a leak is found you will have to repair it. the rubber brake lines in the wheel wells are susceptible to cracking. then you will have to bleed the brake system with new fluid. I would recommend having a professional do it for you.

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My brake light has gone on and stayed on twice in the past three months. When I take it to the garage, they add brake fluid. Why does the car seem to be losing brake fluid?


well if you are losing fluid you definatly have a leak as brake fluid is not a "topping off fluid". you could have a leaking master cylinder either externaly which can be seen on brake booster or it can be leaking into the brake booster filling it with fluid. other than that you also may be leaking from your brake hoses(one hose at each wheel), calipers(front wheels and rear if all wheel disc brakes), wheel cylinders (if you have rear drum brakes), or metal brake lines due to rust and corrosoin (run from master cylinder to each brake hose). please rate 4 thumbs if helpful.

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Master cylinder needs replacing. Dealer told me fluid is leaking and making the traction light come on. Is this true?


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Constantly needs brake fluid refilled , every three to four days my emergency brake light keeps coming back on when my brake fluid is even slightly low,and if i dont put brake fluid in every 3 days the...


have your lines checked for leaks. if the rear brakes are drum brakes check your wheel cylinders (look under the back of the car and if the back of one tire is dry and ther other is wet and its all up into your wheel well theres your culpret). check your brake calipers to make sure fluid isn't slowly leaking past the piston (that could get ugly VERY quick and you would lose brakes and it always seems to happen on a hill too) if those are fine i would check your master cylinder

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INTERMITENT BRAKE FAILURE


Have any repairs been made to the vehicle where the impact occurred?

My first suspicion would be that perhaps there is air in the brake lines, or maybe as a result of the impact there is a crack in one of the brake lines but I would expect that you would see brake fluid around somewhere and if it were leaking you would eventually come to a point the brakes would not work at all under any circumstance.

The first steps would be to:

1. Check your brake fluid reservoir in the engine bay and make sure it is up to the correct level.

2. Look at the left rear wheel area and see if you see any signs of a fluid leak. Be careful though, if there is brake fluid back there and you get it on the paint of the vehicle, it will take the paint off.

3. Have a helper get in the vehicle and operate the brakes while you or someone observes the left rear brake and see if you can see the brake engaging or if you see any signs of a fluid leak.

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