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I have a clear oil material dripping slowly from the left rear located just inside of the wheel. It appears to be running down the suspension mechanism inside of the spring. What is leaking? Is it break fluid or some kind of fluid from the suspension mechanism. The vehicle has 4 wheel independent suspension.

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Dec 31, 2010

    are you missing brake fluid in master cylinder ?

  • jlonalex Jan 03, 2011

    It looks like the shock is leaking. It appears to be the only shock that is leaking. I will have it replaced. Thanks....

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Hello jlonalex.

The only fluids in the area you are indicating are the hydraulic fluid inside the shock absorber which is mounted inside the spring coils or brake fluid which passes by there through a steel brake line.
If your brake pedal is staying normal and the brake fluid level is staying normal it will not be brake fluid.
It will then have to be a leaking shock absorber. If so it will need to be replaced.

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KL

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