I have a 1999 Sable with brake line fluid leak in middle of chassis by driver door(underneath) There is an unusual part joining front & back brake lines that is leaking on both ends. It looks like rubber grommets are the joint to the brake lines. It is hard to see because I am in Michigan and we have snow, salt, water, dirt, mud and it's hard to find time to crawl under rusty vehicle to look thoroughly at the leaking joint in 20F and 20MPH winds. Brake light is on and pedal goes to floor. I keep filling fluid but leak is out of hand. Does anyone know what kind of part joins lines together in mid-chassis? Why isn't line continuous to back? Why the break & add another part? I thought I would ask before I 1) buy a service manual & figure it out myself. 2) Take it to dealer & pay $$$. I am poor & trying to make ends meet. Thank you for any help !! If I have an answer, I can call friends that will work for beer. Thanks - Superbuuck
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Maybe brake fluid. Under the hood on the drivers side is the brake fluid reservoir and the brake lines generally run from there, under the drivers side, to the rear brakes. The lid may be loose or a line may be leaking. Would help to have someone look under the vehicle while someone pushes the brake to see if fluid is dripping.
Look where the fluid is coming from under the car if it is in front of the car it is a front brake line issue these are easy to fix. look at the brake hoses on the left front and right front behind the tire these usually these lines dryrot and leak. the front steel brack line will usaully brake where they are mounted on the car body. If your brake line is leaking from the drivers door back it is a rear brake there is a single brake line that goes to the back and splits into two lines there is another rubber hose by where they split. you can fix brake lines with new steel line and compression fittings where you slide on and tighten the front is 1/8 size line and the back brakes are 3/16.
Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc
1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Brake Shoe and Lining
Remove brake master cylinder filler cap (2162). Check fluid level in brake master cylinder reservoir (2K478) . Remove brake fluid until brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. Discard removed fluid.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove wheel and tire assembly from front disc brake rotor mounting face. Use care to avoid damage or interference with disc brake caliper (2B120) , front disc brake rotor shield (2K004) or front wheel knuckle (3K185) .
Remove rear brake pin retainers (2N386).
NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect hydraulic connections.
Lift disc brake caliper from front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) and front disc brake rotor (1125) . Do not pry directly against metal caliper piston or damage will occur.
NOTE: To prevent damage, do not allow disc brake caliper to hang by the front brake hose (2078) .
Position disc brake caliper out of the way.
Remove inner outer brake shoe and lining (2001) assembly from front disc brake caliper anchor plate .
Inspect both rotor braking surfaces. Minor scoring or buildup of lining material does not require machining or replacement of front disc brake rotor.
remove the 2 pins, #10 in pic. Usually has a dust cover over pin accessopening. Usually torx haed or hex head bolts (pins).