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Unread 05-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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whats leaking? drum brake wet spots

Hi there,

First i would like to state i have no mechanical insight when it comes to drum brakes or anything involving brakes.

I came home the other day and saw this...



.... i came home after a light drizzle, most of the wet ground was drying up so i didnt think anything of the puddle as seen in the pictures above. After 24 hours when it was still there is when concern sparked and i took those photos.

Anybody know whats going on with my brake or what that is? the jeep never moved and nowhere else on the vehicle has wet spots.

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Unread 05-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Looks like your wheel cylinder is leaking.

Time for disc brakes?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Could be brake fluid from a busted Wheel Cylinder. $10 at parts store. If you have no mechanical skills then have a friend or shop fix it. Either way I would fix
it before driving it!
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appreciate the responses, it while be in storage for 7 months while im in afghan so i will probably bring it to a shop being that all of my tools are already packed and at the storage place also.

what causes this though? is it expected from normal wear and tear or more rigorous forces?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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what causes this though? is it expected from normal wear and tear or more rigorous forces?
Seals wear, brake fluid absorbs moisture and rust forms inside the brake system accelerating wear.
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