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Brake fluid is forced out under pressure from ABS resevior

I have an 89 Honda Legend that develops pressure in the ABS resevior and forces up to half a litre of bkake fluid out the top. This first occurred on a hot summers day immediately after being driven but now happens after being driven on random occasions.

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Hi,welcome to fix ya. this usually happens when the solenoids stick in the modulator . take the car to a dirt road and apply the brakes several times to activate the ABS system to clean up the valves in the solenoids. this usually frees them up. if not you will need to replace the ABS modulator.

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