I have an 08 dodge caravan. one day, the brake light came on and I put fluid in it. several weeks later, to a month it happened again. Ever since then, I have been looking for a leak. ( about two months now). the level at which the fluid comes out has been progressing. the most it was, about once a week I had to top it up ( from me filling it to when the light came on)
At this point, I had just filled it 2 days ago. Drove it yesterday, ( nothing abormal, everyday round trip type of deal). It was quite full at this point. when i got home, the brake light wasn’t on and everything was fine. I wake up the next morning, put the car in drive, boom, brake pedal hits the floor with no resistance at all. the reservoir was completely empty.
I have found what i think is a tiny bit of brake fluid under the rear passenger tire area, but it’s random and not consistent. i’ve been noticing it about once every week or so, the issue is it’s near the exhaust so it’s hard to discern. Getting in the car and pumping the brakes yields no visible leaks anywhere. Not a drop, spray, nothing and the fluid doesn’t seem to leak. It always seems to happen when it is sitting overnight, not when I’m driving it.
So far, I have put in over 2 big jugs to keep this thing working over the last 2 months, the first jug lasted about 5 weeks, the 2nd 3 weeks.
With this amount of fluid, I would surely see a puddle somewhere, or something right?
This is my only vehicle and every time I have had a brake issue, it’s been a rusted out line, fitting, hose, or caliper. I’m just not seeing a thing with this one.
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