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Old 09-18-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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Just wondering if I would have either front or rear brakes if one of the lines are leaking.
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Hmm... huh? Could you clear that up a little?
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Just wondering if I would have either front or rear brakes if one of the lines are leaking.
You COULD have one of the lines leaking...but wat makes you think that?
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Yeh man...help us out....why do you think you might have a leaky break line? What is the car not doing?
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One of the lines are broken. Very little in master cylinder. Puddle of brake fluid on pavement under the rear passengers side door. Just wondering will i take a chance and drive it to the garage or call a tow truck.

Should I have front or rear brakes with only one of the lines broken? Add more fluid of course.
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If you don't want to DIY.. then tow truck.. its cheaper to pay $100~ to tow then an accident ( how much is deductible? Is your insurance going bend you over? Waiting in a cop shop or if not worse.. hospital or worse.. ?? )
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I def agree with sonoma_zr2. Nothin worse than wrecking. I'd call a tow truck or find a buddy with a wheel dolly and take it up there.
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well i know the reccomended thing is to have it towed but if the shop is close like mine is then id risk driving it if theres still brakes, i just had to do it last week when a brake line blew in the front, still had rear brakes tho cuz the system keeps them seperate in case you blow a line while driving so you have some brakes.
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ya if its not that far away i would drive it (as in less then a mile) when my brakes went out on my car i used the 3rd brake pedal to take it to the shop. not the safest but alot cheaper then the 50$ tow to go from one side of town to the other.
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Going to add some fluid, and get someone to pump the brake and see how bad the leak is and take it from there. Thanks for the input.

The reason for the puddle of fluid. Brake didn't feel right so I tried pumping the peddle to see if I could restore some pressure. But instead I got the brake light and a puddle of fluid.
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