1998 Ford Explorer Brake fluid resovior emptied but no visi

Tiny
PHTHOMAS12
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES
My brakes suddenly when to he floor. I checked the brakefluid and it was near empty. I can't find a visible leak anywhere yet a great deal o fluid went somewhere. The brake fluid was checked as full just a few days before this. Is it likely that the fluid leaded into the vacume assist unit via a blown seal in the rear of the master cylinder? If so, could the fliud damage the vacume assist unit?

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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Fill it up and pump the pedal, with the engine off.

Carefully look around the inside sidewalls of the rear tires. If this has rear drum brakes, I expect a leaking wheel cylinder to be present.
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 8:21 PM

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