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Q: Fluid leaks from front brakes

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There is fluid leaking from the front brakes.

A: The brake lines could be rusted. You could ...

The brake lines could be rusted. You could have sprung a leak or the caliper may be leaking from the piston seals from overextending the piston due to worn out pads. The best thing to do is to have a complete inspection of the entire brake system. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check out your vehicle for you.

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