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Old 03-01-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Brake fluid leak

Its been a couple weeks that my brake fluid light flashes when i drive around and tonight i was driving and my brake pedal sudently had no resistance in it so i cheked my brake fluid and it was empty and it was full 10 minutes earlier so i filled it up and looked under as someone pressed the brake pedal and it was leaking a lot from where the diff is ! So im guessing one of my hoses broke ? How hard are they tochange ?


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Old 03-02-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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If it's a burst rubber line, easy fix. If it's a burst hard line on the trailing arm, easy fix. If it's a burst hard line coming from the distribution block... pain in the ass since it most likely burst due to corrosion. All of it is tucked up above the rear subframe and is hard to get at well enough (to not strip corroded fasteners) without dropping the subframe.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:10 AM   #3
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Hope you have a crow bar to rip the T-fitting from the frame and also have lots of time to run new lines. Best thing is to run a new line from front to back.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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if the reservoir rear half is empty then you most probably have a rear brake line leak. most common is at the junction point or distribution block which sits just above the differential. pain to get to and fix. look for the wet spot..LOL.. trace it and go from there. don't tear the distribution block from the frame. that's a butcher job!!! People re-locate them after removing it. But, what's the point really? it took 20 years to rot out. Do you think it's going to happen again in your life time with the same car? just spray lots of rust proofing and it won't happen again.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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The leak is coming right from over the diff so i guess it will be a pain te fix ! So what exactly do i need to buy ? Would it be easier to get another distribution blcok and relocate it to pass the lines somwhere else ? If so does it have to be an e30 distribution block because i have a e36 which has already no diff so i guess it would be easu to remove ?
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