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Old 04-29-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Consuming Brake Fluid

I have 2015 GT premium with performance pack and only have 5300 miles on it bought it about 4 months ago. I have added 30 ounces of brake fluid and the dealer has no idea where it's going. Anyone else experienced this?


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the dealer has no idea where it's going. Anyone else experienced this?


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well they need to figure out where it's going! don't let them blow you off


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well they need to figure out where it's going! don't let them blow you off


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As of now they don't believe I have added 30 ounces so will bring back in about 10 days so they can track consumption. I will also research lemon law if they can't find the issue they did say they would bring in a ford engineer.


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Lemon law applies to constantly fixing the same thing and it keeps breaking, such as you go in three times after they "fix" it, and the problem is still occurring.


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if they have really looked and can't find anything (including clutch line, remember it's shared fluid!) my internet guess is the clutch cylinder. Have them check tranny fluid it it's high and contaminated =!!!!!

I would want new tranny/extended wtty if it's been running contaminated fluid.

this would be a bizzaro one
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I would want new tranny/extended wtty if it's been running contaminated fluid.
say it is the clutch slave cylinder, now why in the world would the transmission be replaced??? it's not as if brake fluid runs through the transmission lol I'm confused



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Has to be a leak, plain and simple. Does not sound like they've given it much effort to me.
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I can't find leaks anywhere on my driveway or when I look under it, has to be under braking. The dealer has checked booster, interior carpet if their was a seal leak and of course traced all lines and connections I will be back to the dealer within two weeks for same problem and will update as I go.


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Hmmm...

What was the reason you looked at the Fluid reservoir? If you only have 5K miles there should not have been a reason to suspect fluid needed topping off. So why?
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What was the reason you looked at the Fluid reservoir? If you only have 5K miles there should not have been a reason to suspect fluid needed topping off. So why?

The car telling me the brake fluid was low. Great warning feature or your right I would not of looked until I did my next oil change


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say it is the clutch slave cylinder, now why in the world would the transmission be replaced??? it's not as if brake fluid runs through the transmission lol I'm confused



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if the slave cyl was leaking I believe brake fluid could easily end up in tranny.
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OP, manual or auto?

if Manual mark fluid level (no need for car on) and pump the clutch pedel one million times (spend 20 minutes) recheck level.
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What was the reason you looked at the Fluid reservoir? If you only have 5K miles there should not have been a reason to suspect fluid needed topping off. So why?
because checking fluid levels = good
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OP, manual or auto?

if Manual mark fluid level (no need for car on) and pump the clutch pedel one million times (spend 20 minutes) recheck level.

It is a manual I will try this


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if the slave cyl was leaking I believe brake fluid could easily end up in tranny.
yeah?? explain to us how that would happen?

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Okay, I have worked on cars for a long time, I have never seen a clutch slave cylinder that could dump fluid into the manual transmission. The cylinder has to be positioned outside the trans to allow it to move the throwout bearing arm. That being said I once worked on a Pontiac with AT that was consuming trans fluid without any leaks present. It turned out the vacuum accumulator was leaking and the vacuum was pulling the fluid into the engine intake and there it mixed with the air gas mixture was was being burned.

Now if you put the car on a lift and carefully examine each brake caliper and find no leak, then look at the clutch slave and still find no leak. Then look at the lines for a leak. If nothing still then I'd check the brake booster. Pull the vacuum line off and look for fluid.

That's what I would do, and I'd do it immediately not after 10 more days.
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Pull the vacuum line off and look for fluid.
This would have been my first thought... 20 years ago.
I assume that the 2015 MY has a hydro-boost power assist brake system, like most modern vehicles. The brake fluid has no way to enter the engine.
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This would have been my first thought... 20 years ago.
I assume that the 2015 MY has a hydro-boost power assist brake system, like most modern vehicles. The brake fluid has no way to enter the engine.
Well that's great, so where do you suggest the fluid is going???
And I looked up Hydro Boost braking and found it uses fluid from the power steering pump which the 2015 Mustang does not have.
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if the slave cyl was leaking I believe brake fluid could easily end up in tranny.
No. It cannot.

Im not familiar with the slave cylinder placement on these cars, but on some vehicles, I suppose that it may be possible for fluid to enter the bellhousing. If that were the case, in this instance, the OP's clutch would undoubtedly be slipping right now.
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Well that's great, so where do you suggest the fluid is going???
And I looked up Hydro Boost braking and found it uses fluid from the power steering pump which the Mustang does not have.
It's obvious that the OP must have some enemies that are draining the brake fluid, in an effort to make him "disappear".
















































I dunno.
It has to be going somewhere.
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It's obvious that the OP must have some enemies that are draining the brake fluid, in an effort to make him "disappear".

I dunno.
It has to be going somewhere.


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Well that's great, so where do you suggest the fluid is going???
And I looked up Hydro Boost braking and found it uses fluid from the power steering pump which the 2015 Mustang does not have.
Lol.
Yes. Im apparently not that familiar with the "modern technology" either... I forgot about the electric power assisted steering. As near as I can tell, the brakes are also electrically assisted by a system called Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
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Lol.
Yes. Im apparently not that familiar with the "modern technology" either... I forgot about the electric power assisted steering. As near as I can tell, the brakes are also electrically assisted by a system called Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
Yes it does have that but, that only makes sure the wheels all brake according to the traction they have. It doesn't negate the need for a Vacuum booster.
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Yes it does have that but, that only makes sure the wheels all brake according to the traction they have. It doesn't negate the need for a Vacuum booster.
So your car has a traditional vacuum booster mounted on the firewall?
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So your car has a traditional vacuum booster mounted on the firewall?
Yep.... 2016 with a big ol vacuum line from the intake going right to it.
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Yep.... 2016 with a big ol vacuum line from the intake going right to it.
Well I'll be damned!
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Then that is a likely place for the fluid to be disappearing to. I wonder if the techs at the dealership, that the OP went to, are aware of the potential for loss of fluid into the engine? Definitely something for the OP to mention during the next visit!
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Well I'll be damned!
Learn something everyday.

Then that is a likely place for the fluid to be disappearing to. I wonder if the techs at the dealership, that the OP went to, are aware of the potential for loss of fluid into the engine? Definitely something for the OP to mention during the next visit!
They are probably young guys and therefore NO. On a side issue, man it was tough getting you to come around. :face palm:

But then again it was also fun.

OP's just up the road from me so if he needs help he can reach out.
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Then that is a likely place for the fluid to be disappearing to. I wonder if the techs at the dealership, that the OP went to, are aware of the potential for loss of fluid into the engine? Definitely something for the OP to mention during the next visit!

I know they did not check this, completely would make sense and definitely something that I would of never thought of. I will keep you all posted


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I have 2015 GT premium with performance pack and only have 5300 miles on it bought it about 4 months ago. I have added 30 ounces of brake fluid and the dealer has no idea where it's going. Anyone else experienced this?


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SO do you have an update for us on this issue????
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SO do you have an update for us on this issue????


I have not been back to the dealer yet, going back as soon as my fluid is setting off the alert. It's almost their.


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I returned to the dealer yesterday, they are very confused I brought up the idea of fluid going through vacuum hose. Result they are replacing master cylinder and booster. I will have the car back hopefully Tuesday and will update. May never know what the true problem was.


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Plenty of Brakes, No Fluid however....

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I returned to the dealer yesterday, they are very confused I brought up the idea of fluid going through vacuum hose. Result they are replacing master cylinder and booster. I will have the car back hopefully Tuesday and will update. May never know what the true problem was.
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You don't have a soon to be ex-girlfriend or ex-wife that is tampering with your car? Or a new girlfriend or wife that you recently picked up and her ex is tampering with your car?



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No that's not the case my wife drives it almost daily, funny though


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