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Braskes Hey I was looking at my front left tire after I got home the other day. I noticed that I lost a lot of peddle when I was coming home. So, I looked around and noticed that there was a leak coming from my front driver tire. I haven''t taken the tire off yet and was wondering, do you think that it may just be my caliper, or something else? I appreciate any input.

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Check your brake resovoir and see what the level is, and it may be the caliper leaking. Clean it up and place it on jacks, have someone step on the brakes and see where it is leaking from, it could also be a brake line.

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