Leaking Brake Fluid - Around Front Driver Side Tire. Help Wanted, Thanks?
Leaking Brake Fluid - Around Front Driver Side Tire. Help Wanted, Thanks? Hey, 90 Honda Civic. Runs great, just started leaking brake fluid yesterday.
I was driving it around for like 40 miles with full brake fluid. Got home and the braking was doing great. Once I parked it, I went inside and then woke up the next morning, and the container where the brake fluid is held was empty and it was all leaking by the front tire. It's on my driveway. Big puddle from right there. Popped the hood and there is no fluid anywhere near the motor. It is on the ground right by the driver side tire. Took the tire off and brake fluid was on the inside of the tire and dripped down to the ground so I figure the leak is around there.
Just wonder why it was working fine and then started leaking once I got home. But regardless, what do you think it is? Where does it sound like it's coming from... the cause of the leak. Thanks
bad wheel cylinder...why then? why do i get a flat at night in the rain...WHY
Your front off-side wheel cylinder is leaking. Probably just worn out.
bad brake caliper this is fairly common. if you can take of the front tire you can probably do this job yourself and get a friend to help bleed the brakes
Rubber brake line to that wheel has broken or caliper has developed a leak.
Have it towed to a shop for repair and flush of the braking system. Chances are the pads on that wheel will be saturated with fluid, so new set of pads up front will be needed.
Good chance that tire will also need to be replaced, as brake fluid will damage the rubber.
90% inspect your brake hose and if its bad i would change atleast both front with the age of car 10% look inside the caliper again i would change both
I'm going to assume you have disc brakes on the front. You may have a bad/leaking caliper or you have a bad break line. Remove the tire and look at the brake assembly. Fill the reservoir and have somebody apply the brakes. You should be able to see easily whats leaking and replace it. You may want to replace the brake pads as well if they have been soaked with brake fluid. This will cause them to wear out quickly and is a safety concern. By the way replace both sets of pads left and right to avoid brake pulling problems. Good luck!!
Front brakes DON'T use "wheel cylinders" unless it was built in the 50's. Most likely the brake caliber or the short rubber line. Replace pads too.