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Q: I think my wheel bearing is worn but today my breaks went out and there is fluid leaking right behind the worn bearing could that

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Could a worn bearing mess with my break fluid line

My car has 179000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is not very common for a noisy wheel bearing to cause the brakes to start leaking. If the rear brakes are leaking behind the drum brakes then most likely the wheel cylinders have started to leak from the brake wheel cylinder. You will need to have the rear drums hubs replaced along with diagnosing and replacing the rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders.

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