i was told that i could use transmission fluid for break fluid and now my breaks dont want to work and i dont got money to have a machanic fix it what can i do?????

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 09:24 PM about the 2007 Mazda MAZDA6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

92,575

No you CAN'T use ATF as brake fluid. Unfortunately damage is already happening. This is going to get expensive to have it done right. You can try flushing the entire system, but suck the fluid out of the master cylinder first, then proceed with the flushing if it will flush, if the seals have already swelled up and started deteriorating it may not flush at all. But be prepared for the worst.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
50

Yea you just ruined your entire brake system. The Trans fluid swells all rubber components aND pretry much ruins it. Proper fix is a new master cylinder, all new hoses, new calipers/wheel cylinders, new combination valve and new whatever abs components are in line. the only things reused are the steel brake lines and they are thoroughly flushed with compressed air and cleaner and then more compressed air. Never substitute fluids. Your car is going to have to be towed into a shop. Im an ASE certified mechanic

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
60,385

Oops! That is going to be expensive. Don't short cut the repairs as your life could depend on it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE REGARDING CORROSION ON ARCHES OF MY 6 ESTATE BUT DEALERS WILL NOT ACT 2 answers

    THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 18 MONTHS. MAZDA ACTUALLY SEVICED MY CAR FOR FREE AS AN APOLOGY BUT THE MAZDA DEALERS STILL WILL NOT FIX THE CORROSION PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT MAZDA WILL NOT PAY THEM ...

    2003 Mazda MAZDA6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to fix at with check engine light 4 answers

    i have a automatic 2008 mazda 6 my AT light came on and shortly after my check engine light came on i brought it to autozone and had them do a check engine light check and wat popped up was shift...

    Mazda MAZDA6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car wont move when in drive or reverse. just changed o2 sensor 8 answers

    2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • At light 3 answers

    08 Mazda 6 I 2.3l at light is on went to auto zone code p0757 shift solenoid b stuck, now the car will not move at all reverse or drive

    2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Grand Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Mazda 3 Break are soft and go low 1 answer

    So this is a thing which me and my repair guy is trying to solve from weeks now. My Mazda 3 Sport edition hatchback 2007 has a soft break pedal. Now the pedal was all fine until one day it became s...

    2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

MAZDA6

Looking for a Used MAZDA6 in your area?

CarGurus has 15,930 nationwide MAZDA6 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Mazda MAZDA6 Questions

Mazda MAZDA6 Experts

#1 enginecreator
enginecreator
Reputation 230
#2 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 220
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA3
229 Great Deals out of 31,628 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
830 Great Deals out of 85,684 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
1,019 Great Deals out of 90,645 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
653 Great Deals out of 89,883 listings starting at $1,299
Used Nissan Altima
1,019 Great Deals out of 81,010 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Maxima
308 Great Deals out of 25,082 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
737 Great Deals out of 50,787 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Fusion
1,116 Great Deals out of 83,146 listings starting at $998
Used Kia Optima
463 Great Deals out of 29,918 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
914 Great Deals out of 79,607 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
403 Great Deals out of 28,086 listings starting at $1,988
Used BMW 3 Series
983 Great Deals out of 31,789 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
585 Great Deals out of 31,587 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
463 Great Deals out of 45,658 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 9,545 listings starting at $18,573
2016 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,523 listings starting at $11,888
2015 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 904 listings starting at $9,997
2014 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,263 listings starting at $9,740
2013 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 183 listings starting at $6,590

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.