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I'm leaking brake fluid by front wheel. can I shut brake fluid off to that wheel??

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No, you cannot shut off brake fluid.

This is a serious problem that effects the safety of you and those around you. Please do not drive this vehicle. Have it towed to a repair shop.

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Your front brakes provide most of the stopping power, its not advisable to disable either of the front brakes.

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SOURCE: It's a 98 Taurus, Wagon, the brake fluid line leaks

common problem, youll need a flare kit. and some brak line,unions, find a good spot of line in frt, and cut , remove other end at hose, then flair frt, make line the size you need install and bleed system, then check for leaks good luck,

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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