• Tiny
  • VTCarol50
  • 1994 Buick Century

According to the garage, they say my son might have added oil to the brake fluid reservoir. The gasket is all swollen and won't fit on properly. The brakes are not working.
Does the brake fluid normally get black overtime or is it possible he did add oil? If so what does this do to the brake lines and what can be done to remedy the problem. The repair shops are reluctant to look at this. Would having a brake fluid flush remedy the problem or would other parts need to be replaced as well?

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 AT 10:40 AM

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  • Tiny
  • xowey
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Brake fluid does get dark, but. If the rubber is swelled it's due to contamination. :(

it's very important to replace all the components with rubber parts, they will undoubtedly fail and cause safety issues. The metal brake lines can be flushed and reused if thay aren't rusty.

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Thursday, July 13th, 2006 AT 11:08 PM

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