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Brake fluid leaking out the back left tire area

I have to push the pedal all the way down to the floor and found out that all the brake fluid is coming out the left rear tire area. The tire itself was covered in brake fluid

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    oil on drivers floor right hand drive,coming from brake pedle but not brake fluid,

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You a have blown wheel cylinder replace it and the brake shoes bleed the system and your good to go

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This could from a busted piston in the brake caliper (if equipped with rear disc brakes) but more common is the copper washer/seal to the line thats bolted on. Make sure the washers on the connection are good, never hurts to replace them since you will already have it off and they are dirt cheap. hope this helps!

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Calipers leaking, need to replace asap. So all of them will leak op for a brake job.

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How do you fix if your brake pedal goes down to the floor. and you have filled up the brake fluid


You need to bleed the air out of your brakes lines. It can be done without help, but 2 people would much easier. Here are are instructions for both. First, one person --- In order to do this, you will need a bottle of brake fluid, a can for more brake fluid, (like an empty 5lb. coffee can), a length of rubber hose not much larger in diameter that a drinking straw, but about 18" long, if possible, and a 3/16 opened-end/box-end wrench.

First of all, jack the car's front end up and take the front tires off. Take the lid off of the brake fluid reservoir under the hood of your car. Make sure there is the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir. Put about 1-1 1/2" of brake fluid in the coffee can, and set it under the tire on the side you'll be working on first. Take the length of hose and put one end of it in the coffee can, and attach the other end to the bleeder valve on the back side of the brake caliper. Use the wrench and loosen the bleeder, but do not take it all the way out. Now, get in the car and pump the brake pedal slowly, all the way to the floor, and all the way back up. After a few pumps, check the fluid level in the reservoir. If needed, add some. Pump the brake pedal a few more times, repeat the process again. Then, with the hose still attached and the other end in the can, close the bleeder valve and do the same process to the other side. If needed, you can reuse the fluid that comes out of the lines into the can. Replace the lid on the reservoir.

If you have help, just open the bleeder and have your helper slowly push the brake pedal to the floor, while you catch the fluid in the can that squirts out. Have your helper hold the pedal on the floor while you close the bleeder. If you're helper releases the pedal before you close the bleeder, that will **** air back into the system. Fill the reservoir, and repeat. Do this until the pedal gets hard. :)

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