2013 brake fluid leak - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
CaliSpecial5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Orlando
Region: Florida
Posts: 49
2013 brake fluid leak

Hey guys,


Just wanted to let you know about my issue so you can check yours bc as I'm sure you know brake fluid eats through paint. I have a 2013 CS GT with less then 5k miles on it I brought new in Dec. my brake fluid is leaking out of the reservoir where the top and bottom attach, my guess is a bad o-ring. I wipe down my engine everytime i wash it and thought it was dirt build up until I stuck my finger into the groove and came back with oil, checked the rest of it and its been leaking for some time....not cool.
CaliSpecial5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
George T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chantilly
Region: Virginia
Posts: 29
Thanks for the info. I've had my 2013 for 4 months, just noted that the pinion seal in dripping, going to dealer tomorrow to fix.
George T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
What you are seeing is probably just normal seepage which master cylinders are known for.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Canada
Posts: 2,974
Um, that's crap. First of all it's not the booster, its the master cylinder. Master cylinders are not "known for" seepage. if you have liquid brake fluid there you have a leak in a primary safety system and it will get worse. I changed out many, many, many MCs in 30 years of doing this and I've never had one have "normal seepage" on anything from a 60s 4 drum car to a modern car with ABS and TC. Seepage up top at the lid = guaranteed water contamination in the future, leaks below indicate a potential brake failure situation in the making.
5LHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aiken
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 39
Had my pinion seal replaced at 5k miles
buschris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Blu13stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: Oklahoma
Posts: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
What you are seeing is probably just normal seepage which master cylinders are known for.
Yeah really explain that one ?
Blu13stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
What you are seeing is probably just normal seepage which master cylinders are known for.
Umm...I don't think so.
Mikeyt03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
EricJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Region: California
Posts: 124
My 14 GT and my dads 13 GT both had the same problem. I read online that the new ones got overfilled and they boil over.
EricJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
BIGHOSS5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Conroe
Region: Texas
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
What you are seeing is probably just normal seepage which master cylinders are known for.
We are talking about a Mustang...Not a Harley Davidson
BIGHOSS5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aiken
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 39
I guess no one does maintenance and checks their fluid levels
buschris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
BIGHOSS5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Conroe
Region: Texas
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by buschris View Post
I guess no one does maintenance and checks their fluid levels
check all of mine every Saturday morning. Nothing out of the ordinary so far. 2012 with 15k miles
BIGHOSS5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 12:25 PM   #12
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGHOSS5.0 View Post

We are talking about a Mustang...Not a Harley Davidson
Lol!
Mikeyt03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aiken
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 39
Mine doesn't leak either. I don't think I've ever seen one leaky at all
buschris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGHOSS5.0 View Post
We are talking about a Mustang...Not a Harley Davidson
Thanks for the clarification. What would I do without you.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
gtstyles2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lodi
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,889
I've heard from a few ppl at local shows that some master cylinders are leaking on some 13 and newer models
gtstyles2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
BIGHOSS5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Conroe
Region: Texas
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
Thanks for the clarification. What would I do without you.
I know, I know...I'm fixing the worlds problems from my computer, one at a time
BIGHOSS5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #17
Admin

Supporter
Admin
 
bucko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake Mary
Region: Florida
Posts: 5,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtstyles2 View Post
I've heard from a few ppl at local shows that some master cylinders are leaking on some 13 and newer models
Hopefully they finished the sentence about how they took it in for warranty work to get it corrected.
__________________
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
bucko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
CaliSpecial5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Orlando
Region: Florida
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtstyles2 View Post
I've heard from a few ppl at local shows that some master cylinders are leaking on some 13 and newer models
I have an appt to take it in for this and two other issues already, I'll try to remember to get back on here and let you all know what they say.

Is there 2011 and up common issues thread yet? I tried searching for one even before I bought my car and the only thing I rally saw was the Chinese manual tranny problem.
CaliSpecial5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
gtstyles2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lodi
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliSpecial5.0 View Post

I have an appt to take it in for this and two other issues already, I'll try to remember to get back on here and let you all know what they say.

Is there 2011 and up common issues thread yet? I tried searching for one even before I bought my car and the only thing I rally saw was the Chinese manual tranny problem.
Yea leaking brake fluid definitely sucks it melts paint which really sucks if its in the engine bay, I've watched mine and it seems fine so far... Mines a 2011
gtstyles2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 03:25 AM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
MedxGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Region: California
Posts: 120
As it was explained to me, you should not be adding any brake fluid. The level works down to the 'low' level, as pads are worn down on the disk brakes. When the brake indicator light comes on (from low fluid), it's time to change the pads (and IMO the fluid too).
MedxGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



03:43 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.