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Dunit35
06-14-2009, 06:35 PM
My car is leaking break fluid next to the driver side front tire. What's the expensive problem? The brakes work you just have to put the pedal to the floor to get it to stop completely. My cars been sitting all day and you can see the drip. I noticed the brakes act up last night after work.

BigVE
06-14-2009, 06:35 PM
Broken break line?

MIAdragon
06-14-2009, 06:37 PM
yup dont drive it again you're gonna die

Buehler445
06-14-2009, 06:49 PM
get it towed.

It is probably brake fluid. Could be oil, but if the brakes aren't working, you need to get it to the mechanic anyway. You could buy some brake fluid and fill it up and try it, but I would get it towed.

I recently had my wife's car towed and it was relatively inexpensive. A lot less expensive than a wreck because you can't stop.

Gonzo
06-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Sounds like the caliper seal is broken or you have a hole in the line. Both problems are fairly inexpensive. 150-250 bucks with labor.
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Dunit35
06-14-2009, 06:54 PM
I doubt I need to tow it. I'm working right now and my house is two blocks away. The brakes are working just not very well. Guess I'll put some fluid in it and drive it home. I'll drive it to the shop tomorrow.

macdawg
06-14-2009, 07:04 PM
master cylinder leak, get it fixed asap

Gonzo
06-14-2009, 07:16 PM
master cylinder leak, get it fixed asap
Doubt it if it's leaking by the wheel. The master cylinder on an eldorado is located close to the firewall.
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TrebMaxx
06-14-2009, 07:22 PM
Yeah, it is either a brake line or the caliper is shot. Shouldn't cost you too much to get fixed.

Skip Towne
06-14-2009, 07:29 PM
I wish I was rich and could drive a big Caddy El Dorado. I bet I could catch some girls then.

bevischief
06-14-2009, 07:31 PM
antifreeze?

Dunit35
06-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Yeah, it is either a brake line or the caliper is shot. Shouldn't cost you too much to get fixed.

You know, I've had this car for a 13 months and usually when I start it and put it in drive/push the brakes in, it makes a noise...always made me feel like something was stripping etc. My bro owned it before and said he could never figure out what that problem was.

It did it again last night except for this time it didn't go back to normal like it usually does.

Skip Towne
06-14-2009, 09:26 PM
You know, I've had this car for a 13 months and usually when I start it and put it in drive/push the brakes in, it makes a noise...always made me feel like something was stripping etc. My bro owned it before and said he could never figure out what that problem was.

It did it again last night except for this time it didn't go back to normal like it usually does.

Something wrong with the brake on that wheel. Get it to the mechanic.

Chaunceythe3rd
06-14-2009, 09:29 PM
93 Caddy, huh? Way past its useful life and 93 was not a good year for any Caddy, anyway. I'd shop around for a replacement.

JASONSAUTO
06-15-2009, 12:47 PM
You know, I've had this car for a 13 months and usually when I start it and put it in drive/push the brakes in, it makes a noise...always made me feel like something was stripping etc. My bro owned it before and said he could never figure out what that problem was.

It did it again last night except for this time it didn't go back to normal like it usually does.

IS it a swooshing noise? if so the booster has a small leak. your other problem is either a caliper, metal line, or hose, none are too costly(or at least they SHOULDNT be)

wutamess
06-15-2009, 12:49 PM
My emergency brake doesn't work at all. What's the expense?

JASONSAUTO
06-15-2009, 12:53 PM
My emergency brake doesn't work at all. What's the expense?

what do you drive?

Radar Chief
06-15-2009, 01:19 PM
Flex hose. They’re made of rubber so they get old, dried and crack.
Replacing it yourself is messy but easy enough for the shade tree wrench. You’ll need a buddy to help you bleed the brakes once you’re done though.

Dunit35
06-15-2009, 08:38 PM
Flex hose. They’re made of rubber so they get old, dried and crack.
Replacing it yourself is messy but easy enough for the shade tree wrench. You’ll need a buddy to help you bleed the brakes once you’re done though.

Congrats.

It was a hose, 50 dollars for the part and 125 for the labor.

Its times like these I wish I knew how to fix cars myself.