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1995 Chevrolet C K 1500 Base Reg Cab 117.5 WB (CA)

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June 13, 2013, 5:33 pm

Sarah P
 

Question: why is my brake fluid cove thingy melted?

Where my brake fluid goes master cylinder I believe? The silicone piece inside is melted and noe my brake suck and the cap disappeared


June 25, 2013, 5:46 am

Elizabeth K
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If it was melted by heat, that could be a sign of an underhood fire--which seems like you would have known about, so that's kind of unlikely. More likely it has gone through a chemical reaction because a non-compatible fluid was added to the brake fluid system. Have the brake system inspected by a reputable shop to see if the brake fluid is contaminated. If it was, you are a risk of a brake failure and that is not something you want to risk.


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