Q: Brake line leaking at front passenger's side wheel

asked by on

The brake line is leaking near the front passenger's side wheel. I had a catastrophic brake failure while driving. I heard a loud thudding noise and then I lost brake pressure. Pumping the brakes did not stop the car. The brake fluid was at the same level as when I checked the day before though. I noticed wet brake fluid around the front wheel on the passenger's side.

A: Hi. Sounds to me that you have a leaking br...

Hi. Sounds to me that you have a leaking brake line to your brake caliper. Also the loss in brake pressure is because of the release in pressure from the leaking line. I would recommend having a certified mechanic come and inspect your brake leak in order to diagnose the problem and move forward with the correct repairs.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What should I know about the parking brake?

Your car is equipped with a parking brake to help ensure safety when parking at all times. It’s not designed just for when you park on an incline – it should be used at all times. Here’s how to set...

Q: Where is my coolant sensor

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jeep Cherokee. The coolant temperature sensor for the gauge on your Cherokee should be on the back of the driver's side cylinder head. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as...

Q: Driver's side tire not turning

It sounds like you have a broken tie rod. There is an inner, and outer tie rod on both sides. Obviously, you can not drive the vehicle. All of the related parts need to be inspected for damage. This is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.