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Brake Fluid Spitting out by Spare Tire

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Needing some help. I just changed out my driver side Hub assembly, driver side break caliper and all front brake pads and rotors on my 2006 Xterra SE. When I go to bleed the break system using the two man method, and using a piece of 2x4 to make sure the brake is not hitting the floor. I get the breaks hard when the car is off, the minuet I turn it on the break hits the floor and I hear a air flow sucking hissing noise. Also I found my brake fluid reservoir won't stay full. I found a rubber tab on the rear break line next to my spare tire that is shooting out break fluid on to the spare. I feel this is multiple issues. from what I can find online, is the master cylinder may be bad, but I can not find anything about that rubber tab on the rear brake line. any and all help is welcome and needed.

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Put up a photo of that leak ?

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Here's an image I threw together of the rear end with brake lines in the red boxes so we can pinpoint this better. Are you talking about the connection in the A box?



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Box A is the cable connection for the parking brake. No brake fluid
The two rubber lines going up from box B are the brake lines; the connect to the hard lines at a bracket there. I suspect it will be leaking from a fitting. Pull the spare down and check it out when someone is pushing on the brakes. It will be obvious.




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Here's an image I threw together of the rear end with brake lines in the red boxes so we can pinpoint this better. Are you talking about the connection in the A box?

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Start with fixing the leak. I bet it’s not a bad mc, just the leak.

Once you get the leak fixed, before you bleed at the calipers, bleed at the abs pump. Crack the two lines feeding the abs from the mc then push the pedal, then tighten the line, lift the pedal and repeat (don’t pump it up first like you do at the caliper). After you do those two, do the 4 going out of the pump to the calipers next. Same method. After that, bleed at the calipers like normal.

Put a bunch of rags under the abs pump, it makes a mess. Might want to have some denatured alcohol to clean up the spilled brake fluid too.

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First,

Thanks everyone for the quick replies. So using the photo Genral_Tarfun put together, I made box C. the rubber tab on the left is were the fluid is spitting out of when you pump the brakes. the back side of the spare tire is covered with fluid. I plan on getting under there today to take a video and pics. As 545 pointed out it looks like the line coming from Box B.
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That’s good. That hard line is really cheap from the dealer. I think it was less than $10 when I replaced mine.


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Those rubber “tabs” are just to hold the line from rubbing. Bend them out of the way, it’s just a brake hardline that goes the length of the axle. You can bend one to match from the auto parts store if you need to get back on the road, but if you aren’t familiar with flaring brake lines, and have the time, just order the part from the dealer. Make sure you use a brake line wrench in the fittings- a flare wrench
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