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Need to know the location. Under bonnet/hood or back of the car or on brakes themselves? Check all the pipeline, there might be minimal hole where fluid spreads out like an oil. Could be reservoir leak or some gasket broken on brakes. Or some bleeding screw is loose or pipe connection screw.

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SOURCE: 1997 villager. losing brake fluid but no visable

check all brake lines , and connections, may have to pull master forward to make sure its not leaking into booster from the back .good luck.

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SOURCE: no brake fluid in resivoue no leak visable

refill resiveor, then start car and pump brake pedal 15 times then check for leaks, remove rear drums and check wheel cylinder also , if no leaks are found then remove master cylinder and check rear seal for leakage, note dont remove lines just unbolt and pull forward to look at rear of master, start there good luck hope this is helpful.

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SOURCE: my sons 96 cutlass cl

It could possibly be a leaking wheel cyl in one of the rear drums. With all of the dust soaking up the fluid it is sometimes hard to notice the leak.

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