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My brakes go to the floor and I have brake fluid coming out from around the back passenger wheel. I am "suppose" to have all new lines.

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Think you need to ask a mechanic to have a look for you as it could be a loose pipe or its been crossthreaded but i suspect a wheel cylinder has gone where the brakes have been bled and this is now working at a higher pressure the seals cannot hold the pressure ,

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Either a brake line fitting came loose or you have a caliper leaking. DON'T drive the car this way because soon you will have no brakes.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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