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    Well not ALL if them are necessarily rusted.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Well not ALL if them are necessarily rusted.
    Well my main deal is I want to replace the four main lines, to keep them all on the same mileage/usage time. But, I'm seriously debating only replace the parts that are leaking/heavily rusted.

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    There really are no "main lines" as far as a leak or potential leak is concerned. A leak anywhere will compromise braking.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    There really are no "main lines" as far as a leak or potential leak is concerned. A leak anywhere will compromise braking.
    I'll try and take a photo tomorrow while I have the vehicle lifted up to show where it is leaking. From what I see it's coming out right underneath the dash area. Dripping down a black canister(? Don't know how else to describe it)

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    If it was me I would just replace what needs to be replaced. From what you describe it sounds like it is coming out of the master cylinder or perhaps some proportioning valve. Might even just be a loose fitting.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    I'm gonna have the vehicle towed down the road to my local mechanic shop and have them check out the lines and see what all needs to be replaced, should of done this the other day but I cancelled the appointment.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Got a video up of the car, I kinda show the area I was talking about and then my muffler (just for shits and giggles) and in the end I show the master cylinder which looks perfectly fine to me.


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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Can't tell much from that video, but I love your muffler hangar. Reminds me of my younger days.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Can't tell much from that video, but I love your muffler hangar. Reminds me of my younger days.
    Haha, had to get something to work.

    And, I don't know if this helps much, but the part hanging down highlighted in blue (just for reference) is the front of the car, the part highlighted in red is where I'm seeing the brake fluid come from.
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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Are you sure it's brake fluid? Still hard to tell from that picture, but it seems like an unlikely place for brake fluid.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    I'm pretty sure it's brake fluid. Mainly due to the fact that I only see puddles on the ground/brake fluid anywhere on the ground, whenever I actually put brake fluid in the system and pump the brakes a few times. I don't believe it's actually coming from that part but instead dripping from above it. I today considered the possibility of having a bad master cylinder but all looked well to me. I'm going to tomorrow during the day try and get my best look down into the master cylinder area and trying to find the issue.

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    Nice exhaust hangers! Lol.

    The wet part under the car is the trans pan. The lines above it are what's leaking. You need to follow the steel lines from the master cylinder and find the one that's leaking.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Alright, I'll try and do that tomorrow. Might be a pain without a jack..

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    Might not even be possible without a jack.

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    Re: No brake fluid, 97 DeVille

    I have the one that came with the car.. if that works...

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