GQ BREAK FLUID LEVEL LOW

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 13:36
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CAN ANYBODT HELP MY BREAK FLUID KEEPS RUNNING LOW CHECKED FOR LEAKS CANT SEE ANY ANYBODY GOT ANY INFO I HAVE A 1991 GQ
NISSAN PATROL LWB REGARDS ROBERT
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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 14:15

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 14:15
Robert,

I had the front flexible(?) brake hoses on my '91 gq changed about a year ago as I kept losing brake fluid (it wasn't easy to detect). Apparently the hoses I had on there (the originals) were recalled by Nissan back in 91-92 as they were prone to splitting/cracking. Obviously mine were never changed. Have had no problems since. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Darren
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 15:31

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 15:31
I had the same problem with mine, and they werent replaced in the recall.

the 2 front lines are around $90pr, and worth changing anyway if they are 10 yrs old.

remember that the pistons on the brakes move a long way and use fluid there, you may find that its just that. Check your pads, and see how worn they are, maybe even push the pistons back in the calipers to see if you see any leaks caused anywhere by this...

Good luck!
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Reply By: ray91 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 16:02

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 16:02
The brake master cyl can leak brake fluid into the booster then get drawn into the inlet manifold and burnt.Maybe were the fluid is going if you cant find any leaks.Ray
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 16:11

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 16:11
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES IN FOR A SERVICE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS
IF I CANT FIND HOPE THEY DO IN THE SERVICE
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Follow Up By: bozo - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 21:26

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 21:26
This is exactly what was going on with mine, had me stuffed for quite a while. Easy to replace the cups as long as the bore and piston is o.k, not very dear either.
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 21:03

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 21:03
Not quite sure of your layout but some vehicles share the brake fluid reservoir with the hydraulic clutch, could be a leak somewhere down that line too (if it is applicable).
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Reply By: colin - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 at 10:49

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 at 10:49
check inside lift the carpet sometimes the booster leaks along the pedal plunger. Col
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Reply By: duncs - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 at 17:18

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003 at 17:18
I had a brake line leak on my GQ. Don't pay $90. I got them made up at a hose specialist for about $20.Shop around everything from Nissan is way overpriced.
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