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RE: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Brake Failure - Rapid loss of fluid under car

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  • johnson kevin
    check the brake line. ... [mailto:Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com] ... ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 26, 2005
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      check the brake line.
      --- Corey Harder <corey@...> wrote:

      > I've seen brake lines rust out right in the middle.
      > Lie under the car with a
      > light and have someone else push the brake peddle.
      >
      >
      >
      > Corey
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From:
      > Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com
      >
      [mailto:Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of
      > meistercleider
      > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 12:49 PM
      > To: Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Brake
      > Failure - Rapid loss of
      > fluid under car
      >
      >
      >
      > Make: Cadillac
      > Model: Fleetwood DeVille (Coupe)
      > Year: 1986
      > Engine: 4.1
      >
      >
      >
      > My caddy is all OEM and mint condition with less
      > than 100,000 miles.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Problem: No brakes. Pedal goes to the floor.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Symptoms:
      >
      > No indications of problem prior to breakdown. The
      > other night I was on
      > the freeway and when I attempted to stop at the off
      > ramp signal, I had
      > to put the caddy in nuetral and vear off the road to
      > keep from
      > crashing into the car in front of me. The pedal went
      > to the floor. No
      > pressure at all. I had her towed home.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Solutions Attempted:
      >
      >
      > Checked the master cylinder and everything was
      > copastetic, except for
      > its low level. I filled with fluid and started the
      > car. Brakes spongy
      > and then quickly gave out and went to the floor. I
      > looked underneath
      > to determine if a line near the wheel burst. No. On
      > the front
      > passenger side I could see brake fluid had sprayed
      > toward the wheel
      > well, but looks like it came from the engine area.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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