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Old 04-23-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Very sudden brakeline leakage, brakes hardly work 99-03 TL please help.



might be hard to see but right at the starting of the line on the top left is leaking like a motherF'ER. Happened all of as sudden leaving a gas station. brake pedal pushes down almost to the floor w/ VERY Minimal braking power. tryed to tighten brake line and nothing, still leaking. i'm hoping its not a problem w/ the ABS module (i think thst what its called) I guess i'm hoping maybe i just need to replace the line. What do you think and do anyone one know someone who can fix it for relatively cheap? I'm very broke these days!! THANKS alot in advance.
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take it to a shop, all that might need to be done is the flare inside the line might have to be re-done, if they were not done right they can collapse.
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Take it to a shop, it will take a few hours of shop time to flush and recharge your lines (besides replacing the lines), it is quite labour intensive as they need to remove the wheels etc etc. Make sure the engine bay get a good spray after everything is done to dilute and wash away the corrosive brake fluid... you don't want to "relatively cheap" out on something as critical as your brake lines, especially you have never done it before.

It looks like the plastic washer between the line and the nut got displaced. Probably just a new nut and washer.. but you need to flush and replace the fluid.
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Appreciate the advice very much! My shop said they haven't done that type of job i think i recall them saying so i'm trying to get other info.
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sure there's not a leak elsewhere near by? I find it very odd and unusual to see a leak right where the flare nut fitting fits into the modulator
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Appreciate the advice very much! My shop said they haven't done that type of job i think i recall them saying so i'm trying to get other info.


Time to go find another shop then...

It's a simple repair, but as Godwin said, it's labour intensive due to the flushing.
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.... theres a thing called a Brake Fluid Flush Machine
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I've yet to find a good quick flush tool that I trust. I've gone through a few different machines and have found that the most reliable is the two man, manual job.
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Yes there are.. Bosch is a well known one, but you still need to take care of cleaning and verifying the lines etc. I think those machines works well if you are just flushing and replacing fluid, but it is more tricky when you are trying to fix something that is broken.

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