Steering fluid in brake reservoir

Tiny
ROYHANKE
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.9L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
I accidentally put steering fluid in my brake reservoir. I got most of it back out but some still in it. I had to drive it home now my brake system is contaminated. What do I do?
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Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 7:12 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning.

That is not good news. Every component with rubber has to be replaced.

Master cylinder.
Brake hoses.
Calipers.
Wheel cylinders if you have them or rear calipers.
ABS control unit if you have ABS.
Proportioning valve if you do not have ABS.

The issue is that petroleum will swell all the seals and continue until failure. That is why all those parts must be replaced.

Roy
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Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 7:26 AM

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