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wakeboard236 07-20-2011 06:24 AM

Brake leak
 
Hey guys I just recently replaced my back breaks but now I have a leak somewhere on the rear drivers side behind the tire. Either the line or i just didn't put the new break together right behind the drum. However, either way, is it still alright to drive for now until i can get around to look at? let me know thanks

C.L. 07-20-2011 06:53 AM

Driving will be no problem. Stopping may be a challenge...

kik 07-20-2011 08:41 AM

I wouldn't drive it like that unless you don't need to stop properly. Check that rear wheel cylinder. They have a habit of leaking but are easy to replace if that's the problem.

stimpy 07-20-2011 10:06 AM

Getting more leaks when fixing lines is common. Once you fix a bad part and put the system under pressure then whatever is the next weakest link will break. You just have to hunt down the leak and replace that part and hope another tube or whatever doesn't spring a leak. Make sure you bleed the system after working on it and if they are still messed up and you drive then prepare to face the consequences. A manslaughter charge will make you Bubba's boy toy for many years.

draarong2004 07-20-2011 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by stimpy (Post 1393523)
Getting more leaks when fixing lines is common. Once you fix a bad part and put the system under pressure then whatever is the next weakest link will break. You just have to hunt down the leak and replace that part and hope another tube or whatever doesn't spring a leak. Make sure you bleed the system after working on it and if they are still messed up and you drive then prepare to face the consequences. A manslaughter charge will make you Bubba's boy toy for many years.

what he said.....the brake system can be a nightmare....especially on older vehicles that haven't had the systems bled too many times, the older the fluid, the more corrosive it is on the brake lines...i spent 2 weeks under my brothers dakota before everything was straightened out....and that thing was only a 99 with 50k miles on it(4 months ago)....he hardly drives it and the lines were rusting out...scary

wakeboard236 07-20-2011 01:47 PM

Yea from what others have said, it sounds like a break cylinder. Easy cheap fix :dance:

wakeboard236 07-24-2011 01:53 PM

sorry its been a couple days guys, but I ended up fixing it that same day. It was a the wheel cylinder, only bout a 15$ part. Gotta love cheap fixes


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