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Thread: brake lines on my 98 STS

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    gmoneys is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    brake lines on my 98 STS

    I have owned this car for close to 9 yrs... yesterday when I tried to take my car out of park, the pedal went to the floor. Obviously I have no brakes now, but where do I begin to look for the brake lines? The brake fluid was definitely coming out every time I pumped the brakes after that... luckily I was in my own driveway when it happened. Pls help. Thx!


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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    Welcome to the Funny Farm !!!

    Moved from the chitchat Lounge to Seville. Please read the text in the title bar of each forum to find out what is supposed to be posted there.

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    Are you asking how to find the leak? Or where to get new lines?

    Line is bought in bulk and cut/bent/flared by hand to fit.

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    I am curious how to find the leak..

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    Get the car up on a rack and walk around looking at it using a portable polychromatic non-coherent photon generator.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneys View Post
    I am curious how to find the leak..
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    find the puddle of brake fluid on the floor -
    look directly above it -

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    It don't get any easier than that.

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    The absolute best way for YOU to find the leak is... to have it towed to a shop. If you have to ask how to find a brake leak you shouldn't be fixing it...

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    Good point

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    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Re: brake lines on my 98 STS

    Don't use compression fittings, like some first time brake jobbers.


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