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Exclamation mark light coming on intermittently

Toyota Corolla XLi, 1994. 130,000 miles. Brake fluid level just on minimum. My mechanic is on holiday, can it wait two weeks?

Have had a clear fluid drip from mid-car, nearside, showing when parked on slope but not on flat ground. Sometimes slight petrol smell when leaving car.

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I don't think you should take a chance and drive your car like that cause your brake pedal can go to the floor causing you to have no brakes and possibly get in to an accident.if there is fluid leaking from the middle of the car,then it must be the rear brake line which runs under the car on the drivers side all the way to the back wheels.this is a metal line,so it's most likely rusted out and needs to be replaced ASAP.i replaced the one on my 93 corolla which was leaking right where you say yours is leaking from.JUST REMEMBER,REPLACE THIS LINE FIRST,THEN BLEED THE BRAKES.DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IT LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE NO BRAKES AS SOON AS THE LITTLE BIT OF BRAKE FLUID THAT IS LEFT,RUNS OUT.I HOPE THIS INFORMATION HELPS. TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK, MANNY

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