Fixing a leak with your brake fluid can be handled by any mechanically inclined person. If you have not done repairs on your car before, you will need to first sit down and review the information about your vehicle. It is a good idea to go to your local automotive parts store and ask if they have diagrams showing the braking system and how it works. Do not attempt to fix the lines or the fluid leak if you have not done a proper homework. Once you have reviewed material and consulted different people, you can use the following directions as your guide to fixing any leaks.
Discern Your Limits
To start with, you must know your limits. If you do not understand the parts of your vehicle, or if you are not intimately familiar with braking fluid and the requirements thereof, you must first either spend some time familiarizing yourself with these parts of the car or pull out your user manual and spend time studying it. You should realize that fixing the braking fluid in a car is not done with a quick, easy solution. Many companies encourage a quick-fix brake fluid formula and it has been shown time and again that these formulas do not work.
Be sure to Check the master cylinder to see if it is showing signs of wear and tear or even leaking, you will need to go to your automotive parts store and get a rebuild kit. draw the directions out of the rebuild kit and follow them closely. They will direct and show you how to take off a master cylinder and replace a new one.
Inspect the brake hoses to assess any damage. If they are leakages, you will have to purchase a set of new ones. And then, simply replace the old hoses.
If it is only the brake lines indicating signs of leaking, you can easily fix the leak with metal tubing and pipe bender. Buy the necessary parts at your local store, and then pull out the user manual for your car and walk through it step by step to effectively fix your brake fluid lines. This is not a simple task. You may require the help of a friend or someone that is in the know when it comes to automobiles. If you cannot find the proper help and you’re not confident in your own abilities, it is time to engage a mechanic.
Buy a new caliper at the automotive parts store and follow the directions that come with it. Use these along with any pertinent information contained in your car manual. Again, if you are you are not sure, do not change the new calipers. It can create problems for your car.