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Brake drum is leaking fluid very badley. soft brake peddle

Brake drum is leaking fluid very badley. soft brake peddle

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Don't drive it -- have it transported to a shop for repair -- it's dangerous!

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hi yes you do, it sounds like you may have a leak though as peddles do not go soft for no reason, you need to check on the back of the rear drums to see if they are damp they will look wet this will mean you have a leaking wheel cylinder and will need to be replaced, also check the master cylinder where you fill the fluid up, see if there are any wet patches coming from that, if there is that will need replacing, to be honest it will be wasting your time if you bleed the brakes if you have a leak..but if you cant find a leak anywhere, the best way to bleed the brakes is start from the rear farthest from the master cylinder, get either a brake bleeding kit from local car parts store, or purchase a short piece of clear hose, one that will fit snug on the bleed nipple, also you will need a clear jar, place some fluid in the jar about 1/2 way and make sure the hose goes to the bottom of the jar, get someone to help you to press the brake peddle, ask them to pump the peddle fast say 5 times, then hold the peddle down, you then undo the nipple on the wheel and let the fluid out of the rear wheel cylinder into the jar, you should see bubbles come out ( hence clear hose ), this will be the air being ejected out, then do the nipple up ( this should be done quickly, to stop the air rising back into the wheel cylinder ) repeat until you see no air bubbles coming out, be sure to keep topping up the master cylinder, once that wheel has been bled, then go to the next farthest wheel, and so on till all the air has been expelled, for reference, do not re-use the expelled fluid as this will have small air bubbles in if you re-use it to top up the fluid, your just putting air back in also this will be contaminated with old fluid, so word to wise, make sure you have plenty of fluid to do this...hope this helps please rate and vote thanks, any more help just post..thanks

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Red light in the dashboard, warning sign brakes? pressing the brake peddle is resulting in soft sinking downwards. pumping movement is not changing it.

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