1999 Chevy Suburban fluid turned brown

Tiny
CAMPNHUNT
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 238,000 MILES
What causes the brake fluid to turn brown.I sucked all the fluid out of the master cylinder and replaced it with new fluid about two weeks ago it seems like the front brake are heating up sometimes in city driving I can smell them any ideas
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Saturday, June 21st, 2008 AT 7:28 PM

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Tiny
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Any signs of fluid contaminated by petroleum products, such as swollen master cylinder lid rubber gasket? You probably need to do a complete flush of the brake fluid and start from there. Start with the contamination question and we can go from there. If the fluid is contaminated with a petroleum product, motor oil, trans fluid, etc, you are facing a big expense. Has someone else recently serviced the brakes or added fluid?
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Monday, June 23rd, 2008 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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No one has serviced my brakes last spring I had the brake system bled and refilled and the the fluid turned brown again I do tow a camper with the truck but it has its own brakes front and rear brakes are in good shape what should I do?
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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If there is no sign of swollen rubber components I think I would do a complete brake fluid flush and refill with fresh GM DOT 3 brake fluid which is clear in color and then re-evaluate any problem which may still exist.
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 7:44 PM

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