Brake Fluid Loss After Sudden Stop, damaged, what part to fix...?

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Old 01-16-16, 04:21 PM
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Brake Fluid Loss After Sudden Stop, damaged, what part to fix...?

Hi, I was trying to stop in yellow to make sure not to go through a red. After doing so, car kept going as no (less) brakes, more brake fluid just runs through. My brakes are fairly new as pads. What is or are the common occurances to this situation? Is there an end adapter that ruptured, or something needs re tightening? What should I look for as to damage in order to fix. Thank you for your help!.... J
 
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Old 01-16-16, 04:25 PM
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What kind of car? main suspects would be a busted brake line or wheel cylinder.
 
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I have a 79 firebird...
 
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Inspect the back side of the rear wheels - if one is wet it's probably a bad wheel cylinder. If both are dry you'll need to inspect the length of the brake lines for a leak. Also check the master cylinder.
 
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Ok I will... thank you much for your time and quick reply!
 
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You don't have a location showing, are you in a northern area? Road salt is murder on brake lines.
 
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