Question about 1999 Mercury Sable
It sounds like either a leaking wheel cylinder or caliper (drum brakes have wheel cylinders, disc brakes have calipers--your car could have either one on the back) or a leaking brake line. In any case, DO NOT drive the car without repairing this. Your brake system has lost the ability to maintain pressure and will not work properly.
To isolate the problem, you will have to look under the car and see where the fluid is leaking from. Be careful...brake fluid is flammable and can spray from a leak at high pressure.
If you aren't comfortable with car repairs, I would highly recommend finding a reputable mechanic to repair this. This is not the type of leak repair that can be patched. The leaking parts have worn out and must be replaced.
The cost of parts, even if the brake pads themselves have been contaminated with fluid, should be less than $100.
Posted on Apr 07, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my brake light came on
youhave eather a brake line failure or if you have drum brakes in the rear your Brake cylinder might be bad eather way dont drive this car before its been repaired
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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