I herd a loung bang and then i had no brake and have just discoverd that i have a rear drivers side brake fluid leak. any ideas what it could be ?
You should look at your rear brakes. The leaking fluid is likely caused by a bad wheel cylinder. The loud noise could have been some of the brake hardware falling out of place causing your wheel cylinders to bleed, which in turn caused your brake system to be without fluid, which caused you to have no brakes.
If you would like to do this on your own proceed: You will need to inspect the rear brake hardware, shoes and wheel cylinders.
Tools: brake spring pliers, brake shoe retaining clip spring tool, screwdriver, sockets, line wrenches
Step 1 Remove rear tires and drums and inspect brakes.
Step 2 Assess the damage. If you've never replaced brake shoes, you may want to just bring it to a mechanic. If you want to do this on your own continue
Step 3 Take a picture of both sides for reference (don't do this step and you will be kicking yourself)
Step 4 remove all springs, bars, clips (there is one piece that has a star wheel on it, located in between the two shoes near the bottom, try not to rotate this), and shoes
Step 5 if the wheel cylinder is leaking replace it
To install, do the reverse.
Jan 06, 2010 |
1994 Isuzu Amigo