I have to push my brakes all the way to the floor. Also my brake fluid is dry and when I fill it it's dry again within that day. Have checked and there is no leaking that I can see. Do I need New brak

Asked by Nov 19, 2015 at 09:36 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Unfortunately it does sound like there is a leak somewhere in the brake lines or the brake caliper piston seal. If a hole is created on the top of the line then the fluid will spray up instead of down and depending on where on the car the leak is located it may be puddling somewhere else, therefore you won't see a puddle on the ground indicative of a leak. Also, if the brake pads are worn thin and the brake piston needs to compensate for the loss of pad material this too will require additional brake fluid but usually you will still feel resistance in the brake pedal and it shouldn't go to the floor easily. I wouldn't take the chance driving it around like that and somehow get it to a trustworthy mechanic or have a capable family member help you out. Good luck!!

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