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Brake light came on, filled up with fluid and 3o min later i have no fluid and brakes are hard to stop,help

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I do not think you need an Einstein to tell you that you are leaking brake fluid somewhere at a terrific rate and immediate hands on attention is needed. There is no "stop fluid leak" button hidden somewhere on the car which some anonymous stranger could tell you about. A mechanic needs to look at it and fix it before an accident and/or injury occurs.

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You need to completely inspect your brakes to find the leak. It could be the master cylinder, a brake line, a leaking connection, a leaking piston on a caliper, or a leaking wheel cylinder. All of these are fairly obvious as they will either be wet, soaked, or dripping brake fluid.

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