depends where the leak is. In the brake line or at the pump? electric or mech brakes? if its in the line you should be able to replace the line section
I have a brake fluid leak on a Chevy truck silveraldo
NO, the problem needs to be properly repaired. its not like an oil or antifreeze leak. the basic principle of a brake system is the free movement of fluid through the brake lines. an additive to this system to "stop" a leak would ruin the whole system and be catastrophic to fix. brake leaks are generally an affordable fix.
where is it leaking at
Replace the brake line, bleed the brake. top up with brake fluid. Done.
NEED BRAKE INSPECTION POSSIBLY NEW BRAKE PADS, Check brake fluid imediately. had a similar problem on a 1990 camry. brake fluid level was slightly low. when temperature outside would drop, applying brakes would lower level and brake light would come on. possibly caused by a small leak in brake line. filling brake fluid would fix, but would reappear a couple of months later. Have brake lines checked for leak.
If you run the transmission low on fluid you can cause damage. Fix the leak.
When brake fluid leaks the system is compromised and the brakes might not function properly. Look over the entire brake system to see where the leak is coming from to be able to fix the problem.
it depends if it is a metal line or rubber lines , if it is at a fitting or at the master cylinder or abs i can help you find these if you cant locate the leak
Are you certain that it's power steering fluid and not brake fluid? Most vehicles do not have any power steering lines inside the passenger compartment but brake or clutch master cylinders can leak through from some vehicles.
A leak of fluid somewhere. Check all lines and hoses for a leak and fix until the pedal is firm and does not loose pressure
Answerfirst of all...don't drive it on the road. i have a '93 corsica as well; i have had to replace the front brake line components and one rear. in the front, the brake line part that goes from the calipers to the steel brake-line connection often rott out and leak as mine did.they should be replaced even if that isn't the leak on a car this old. as the previous responder said...pump the brakes several times with the master cylinder full and look where the fluid is coming from.the one good thing about brakes is they are very easy to diagnose the problem especially on a car this old. if it's a metal part of the brake-line that is leaking i recommend having a mechanic replace it.mine has 170,000 on it and runs fantastic so it's worth it.
There is no safe way to repair a broken or leaking brake line. The line or tubing that is leaking must be replaced or a new piece of tube, spliced into the line with fittings, to replace the leaking area.
You need to find out what's leaking and replace it before you have an accident.
1988 nissan pulsar leaking brake fluid under drivers side door what is part name
For your own safety replace, do not repair
Low brake fluid in master cylinder, fault in brake fluid level sensor, parking brake is on, parking brake sensor fault.
You have a leak in the caliper piston most likely due to rust which causes brake fluid to leak past the rubber seal. To fix, you have to either rebuild the caliper yourself or buy a rebuilt caliper from the parts store. If you buy a rebuilt caliper, it will come loaded or unloaded. Loaded = comes with brake pads. Unloaded = caliper by itself (no pads).
That depends on the cause of the leak, the price of those parts, the labor involved in replacing them, etc.
if car is leaking fluid , it has a leak a leak and steaming indicates it is engine coolant and the engine is over heating find the leak and fix it before your trash your engine
"Spongy" brakes on any car are an indicator of air in the brake system. The most common way for air to enter the ststem is if the brake lines are disassembled during brake repairs. If your brakes have not been serviced, the most likely explaination is that you have a leak somewhere and you have depleted the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. ADDING MORE FLUID WILL NOT HELP. Once the fluid is depleted, the master cylinder pumps air into your system. Regardless of the source of the air, the system must be "bled" i.e. air sucked out of the lines. If you do not know why you lost brake fluid, find the leak and fix it first.
Unfortunately, there is no "fix" for a leaky brake line other than completely replacing it. Brake lines are under extreme pressure and NOTHING will stop the leak. Attempts at patching a brake line only endanger the occupants in the vehicle when it busts free (and it will)posing a crash hazard. If you have very thick soled shoes, and a very strong left leg, you might try opening the drivers door and dragging your foot. Otherwise, PLEASE have a qualified technician replace that brake line!
The wheel cylinder has failed and will need replaced.
In the rubber part of what?
It is very possible you have a leak at the rear seal of the master cylinder, (pop the master cylinder cover and check the rear compartment for brake fluid loss), allowing its brake fluid to leak into the brake power assist booster and causing the interior vacuumn assist boosters diaphragm to crack and rupture from the brake fluids exposure to the diaphragm....the diaphragm is made of rubber and cant tolerate brake fluid attacking it...when this diaphragm leaks there is no more vacuumn power brake assist and the brake pedal becomes hard as a rock while attempting to stop. Fix: Replace leaking and defective master cylinder and replace defective vacuumn power assist brake booster, bleed and reibnspect all four brakes including brake lines and wheel cylinders for leaks and wear. Consult a certified brake technician to work with you on this repair if you are not sure how to fix it, then watch listen and learn. Happy Motoring.
Is the brake fluid level LOW in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment ? If the brake fluid level is LOW that will turn the brake light on in your dash