1996 Ford Crown Victoria Brake failure

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,000 MILES
My friends and I were out on some back roads having fun so there were rocks flying when my brake light on the dash came on. Everything we ok for awhile then I pulled over for a little bit and got back in and the brake pedal was mush. I had to put it to the floor to stop it. I checked the master cylinder in the dark with a flashlight and it was empty, but no leaks comming from it. Im guessing it has to be a brake line, but not sure. I still did make the 10 miles back home. It just took about a block to stop though. Please help me and thank you for your time.
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Friday, February 22nd, 2008 AT 10:58 PM

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Tiny
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You're leaking somewhere -the brake M/C just don't get dry like that.
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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Yah I know, but I couldnt do anything last night because it is so dark. Im pretty sure a brake line went south. Only about a $30 dollar fix so no biggie.
Thanks for your reply
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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Better get it fix fast -you're in danger here and others -don't use duck tape lol BTW I didn't know it was dark last night, the only thing I know is to help people with car problems.

You have a nice day comeback if needed-Good Luck!
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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Wow this is a biggie. I really cant afford to have it in the shop. My friend and I took a look today and the main brake line running down the driver side has a leak in it. Bad enough that when I pump the brake, brake fluid actually squirts. I cant find a replacement online so im guessing the only thing I can do is put it in a shop. Any suggestions on a quick fix. And I will take your words of wisdom of no duct tape haha. Thanks for you help so far. Sorry it took so long to get this information on the problem.
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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Go to a parts store and match your brake line with a short piece- fabricate it and use a compression fittings on it.
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Sunday, February 24th, 2008 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok sounds good. I will get on that. Thank you for all the help you have given me.
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 3:48 PM

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