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My 2008 Chevy cobalt has black liquid all over the side of it. It is coming from behind the wheel. The car is reading traction off My brakes are fine but I am having trouble stopping on and off. Sometimes it feels like I simply did not brake, other times its like a grinding. Again, brakes and rotors are fine.

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Need to have it checked for a brake line ruptured on a caliper leaking brake fluid..

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