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.
I have the same problem - I was recommended a brake fluid drain and brake fluid sensor replacement - haven't done it yet, but hopefully it works. Dealer quoted me $190.
Nissan owner's manual recommends dot 3 brake fluid. OEM or any other quality brand works.
brake fluid, the clutch works the same way your brakes do.
This question has appeared here before, and the answer is still no!Transmission fluid and brake fluid are two differentfluids. One of them (tranny fluid) works as a hydraulic agent like brake fluid, but also works as a coolant and lubricant, and it helps your transmission to grip the bands to transfer power. If it is low, the transmission will slip.Brake fluid is basically just a hydraulic fluid (though it does lubricate a bit), and it pushes caliper pistons which move brake pads against the brake rotor or brake bands which move against the inside of the brake drum. Brake fluid eats paint for breakfast, so you don't want that on the finish of your car. Keep reading 'cause there's more.Note: The real issue here is what the fluid does to the seals in the transmission or the brake system. These seals are specially formulated rubber, and the wrong fluid in them will work for a short while, but will permanently damage those seals. At that point, they will leak and all the seals in the system will have to be replaced and the system flushed and filled with the correct fluid. (If it's a transmission, you'll have to replace the bands and a few other parts as well as the seals. The bands are somewhat porous and absorb fluid.) It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the issue here. Be smart. Consult a car expert or even a competent parts supplier for the correct fluid for your brake system or transmission.PS: M-EightTotally true my friend if put brake fluid in tranny simple way to say it is all seals will get eaten up by the toxics in brake fluid and tranny will leak like crazy, but he is asking about tranny fluid in brakes which will cause leaks like mad because of tranny fluid is alot thiner then brake fluid.Dont do it kids ! LOL
the ABS light indicates a problem in in Abs system, a brake light indicates a problem with main braking system. such as low fluid level, leaks in system, parking brake on etc. Abs system works in conjunction to brake system. but abs system is not the main or basic braking system.
DOT 3 heavy duty works the best
Located and threaded into the master cylinder, it works off brake fluid pressure. Make sure it has power going into one of the terminals and will have power out with the pedal depressed. Note thatthe brake lights won't work if there is a problem with your brake fluid level beingextremely low, or you can't get the pedal to pump up (works different from most cars).
you can but you'll be buying a new one very shortly afterwards. Use hydraulic fluid. Brake fluid works well also
Then you should put water in your gas tank. Dont! Brake fluid works in place of power steering In a pinch. It's essentially just hydraulic fluid.
Newer cars, the gas pedal is connected to a cable that connects to the throttle control that tells the computer how much gas to put into the engine. Brake pedal pushes a rod into the brake master cylinder that forces hydraulic fluid to each wheel. If it has a clutch, it works the same as the brake, forcing fluid to the clutch.
If the parking brake / emergency brake is on , or if the BRAKE FLUID LEVEL in your brake master cylinder in the engine compartment is LOW , and probably before you start the engine when you turn your ignition key to the RUN position just to make sure the bulb for the warning light works
It is dot 3 or dot 4 brake fluid.Either works find and brand does not matter.I use walmarts super tech brand myself.
well they call it brake fluid for a reason and it works for your brakes.. so get power steering fluid and fill the power steering up with power steering fluid and everything will work properly.. putting brake fluid in the power steering might work for a little while but eventually it would just break the power steering and you looking at some expensive cost and time so just do it the proper way the first time. you will come out with more money and time... you can do it but i dont recommend it
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yes I have tried to and it works. I got great results
Don't use lighter fluid. What you want to do is remove any plastic (grips) and use brake cleaner. It's basically IDENTICAL to the gun cleaning spray. Works great!
The reservoir for each of these is usually transparent, so you can also verify the condition of the fluid at the same time. The brake fluid should be an amber color, while transmission fluid should be red. If you have an older car, you would check the brake fluid at the master cylinder, each side of which should be full. Be sure to close the lid securely after checking the fluid. The transmission fluid (on automatic transmition) is checked via a long dipstick, it should read between "add" and "safe". If you are in need of more transmission fluid, pour it in down the dipstick tube. A long funnel works well for this. Be sure to use the appropriate fluid for your transmission, they aren't all created equally. Or about 3,000 miles(about 3 months)
Don't use lighter fluid. (It is unsafe.) What you want to do is remove any plastic (grips) and use brake cleaner. It's basically IDENTICAL to the gun cleaning spray. Works great!
If your brake fluid is also running low, you probably have a help in your cruise control brake pressure sensor. The brake fluid shorts out the sensor and eventually you'll blow the fuse for the abs, AC, and spedometer/odemeter. Replace the brake pressure sensor. Its under the master cylinder resevour. Remove the air filter first and there lots of room to work. This is a relatively easy fix, the part is about $35.
Take the brake cable off at the caliper and let it gravity feed fluid through the line.one it has feed the fluid replace the cable.with the master cylinder lid off fill the master cylinder.once you have fold it very slowly compress and release the brake handle.after each compression and release watch for tiny air bubbles.do this very slowly untill all air is out of the line.after all air is out and you have a full brake again fill the fluid and replace the master cylinder cap.this a slow process but its free other than the fluid and it works
There's a switch on the brake pedal that when you step on it, it completes the circuit for lighting up the brake light.
AnswerIndicator light on dash? Check fluid level in master cylinderMake sure parking brake is fully releasedCheck Brake fluid levelI have a 1996 Tacoma 2.7L and my brake indicator light on the dash is always on. So- here's how to check what's wrong... Start truck, release parking brake, if light is on, push the parking brake handle in/towards dash, if light goes off then you have a bad spring (like my truck does) or the like on the parking brake handle. That's all. Sometimes when I drive, I push it in/light goes off and then the handle works it's way out again and the light comes back on.
Aren't BMW's British? Possibly yes, I'm not a car expert but you don't you refer to a mechanic or some sort of person who works on cars.
The left brake light works the right brake light doesn't and the bulbs is good
Locate and identify the master cylinder. Remove top and suction out brake fluid ( A turkey baster works well for this. Remove all steel brake lines, primary and secondary. Unhook wires for low level sensor, Unbolt and remove master cylinder. Install new or rebult one same way opposite order, Refill with DOT and Toyota approved brake fluid. Then VERY important: bleed all four corners until you have NO air and clean clear brake fluid, at least 3 times even if the first or second go~around seems to have no air. Please dispose of used brake fluid in a responsible manner. After 100 miles bleed them again.