Brake fluid leaking alot and now noticed fluid from rear tires
1989 toyota corolla. initially brake light continued to come on when fluid level was down and needed adding to. i needed to add brake fluid about once a week and now about every 2 days. now also i noticed copius amounts of brake fluid on the ground and appears to be leaking from someplace up in the rear tire area and looks to be running down the inside/underside of the rear tires. initially when i was adding fluid i couldn't find an obvious leak and thought it may be internal, but it's now obvious it's leaking outside. also want to add the car didn't have this problem until i moved from Fl to SC and also noticed it when it got colder outside. could this be an issue? Thanks for your help!
Re: brake fluid leaking alot and now noticed fluid from...
If your car has rear drum then the wheel cylinders could be leaking and in need of replacement. If it has rear disc brakes then it could be leaking fluid where the brake hose goes into the caliper or the brake hose my be worn or have a hole in it. Or it could be a a brake line. You should have it checked because you don't want air getting into the braking system.
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Check and see if any brake fluid is leaking on the ground when you push the brakes(usually most obvious on the inside of the tires where the fluid drains down). If you see fluid then there is an open in the hydraulic system which means the problem needs to be fixed and brakes bleed again. you cant just add fluid because you need to get the air out of the lines so my suggestion is to call the shop and tell them to fix it.
Here are 3 common causes for the ABS light to be on.
1. Low brake fluid. ( make sure the brake fluid isn't low.)
2. A faulty wheel speed sensor. ( you should have the four wheels checked. )
3. Your pads need to be replaced. ( once the pads are worn down to a certain level, it will cause the ABS light to come on.
This is the check tire pressure light. you either have a low tire pressure or bad sensors. check all tire pressure first with a guage. turn off car and restart it and drive around the block. if this doesnt fix it some Toyota sensors have a problem where if the tires are under 35psi the light eventually comes on, even if their recommended pressure is 30.
The best method is to fill the radiator up with a mixture of antifreeze and water. The mixture details should be on the antifreeze container. Once the radiator is full let the car run until the thermostat opens up and you should see the level of fluid go down in the radiator. Fill the radiator again while the thermostat is opened. Then add fluid to the overflow tank to the fill line. That should do it. If you have put in too much it will run into the overflow container when it is not needed in the car.
i don't think you should take a chance and drive your car like that cause your brake pedal can go to the floor causing you to have no brakes and possibly get in to an accident.if there is fluid leaking from the middle of the car,then it must be the rear brake line which runs under the car on the drivers side all the way to the back wheels.this is a metal line,so it's most likely rusted out and needs to be replaced ASAP.i replaced the one on my 93 corolla which was leaking right where you say yours is leaking from.JUST REMEMBER,REPLACE THIS LINE FIRST,THEN BLEED THE BRAKES.DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IT LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE NO BRAKES AS SOON AS THE LITTLE BIT OF BRAKE FLUID THAT IS LEFT,RUNS OUT.I HOPE THIS INFORMATION HELPS. TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK, MANNY
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.
Hello. I assume that you want to know the location of the switch that activates the brake light on the dash when the park brake lever is pulled. It is under the rear of the park brake handle; you need to remove the console to see it.
However...if your brake light in your dash is staying ON, I would first suggest that you look at the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. If it is low, the light will come on, also. The fluid level in the master cylinder drops proportionally as the brake wear. I would bet that your fluid is low; about an ounce of fluid decrease will light up the brake light.
Check first the brake fluid level. This is found under the hood on the drivers side. Sometimes when the fluid gets low it will cause the light to blink. If the fluid is fine then have you Back brakes checked. If you have worn brakes this also can cause the light to blink or if you have drum brakes the wheel cylinder could be leaking fluid. You can look under the back of the vehicle on both sides of the insides of the rear tires and if you see alot of wet stuff on the inside of the rear wheels then you have a wheel cylinder that is leaking and could cause you to not have any rear brakes if it blows out. If you can do back brakes you can buy everything cheaper at any Advance or Autozone Store. I always buy new wheel cylinders instead of rebuilding them. Much cheaper. But do both rear wheels. Don't just do one. Hope this helps,