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Old 01-13-2003, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got new wheels put on my 94 civic ex put on last week. Guy told me my brake fluid is leaking and recomended a rec & pin change cost about 400 dollars. What is going on? All that I could see was the wheel wells were a little greasy. Should I be concerned? How bad is this?

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Got new wheels put on my 94 civic ex put on last week. Guy told me my brake fluid is leaking and recomended a rec & pin change cost about 400 dollars. What is going on? All that I could see was the wheel wells were a little greasy. Should I be concerned? How bad is this?

Appreciate the help!
Is your fluid level low under the hood???
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my hatch is leaking fluid to, it only takes like 5 days to drain low enough for my light to come on, does it cost 400 to fix? can i do it myself?
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my hatch is leaking fluid to, it only takes like 5 days to drain low enough for my light to come on, does it cost 400 to fix? can i do it myself?
All depends on what the problem is and where the problem is. I was leaking fluid as well. I just had a loose fitting. 15seconds with a 10mm wrench solved the problem.
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Re: Leaking brake fluid?

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I'm new to cars so people help!!
Got new wheels put on my 94 civic ex put on last week. Guy told me my brake fluid is leaking and recomended a rec & pin change cost about 400 dollars. What is going on? All that I could see was the wheel wells were a little greasy. Should I be concerned? How bad is this?

Appreciate the help!
I would do a little more work before I commit to the $400. A blown shock can leak oil. So that could have been from the shock and not the brakes. Watch your brake fluid and see if it leaks.

You may also want to flush the brake system and used a colored brake fluid like ATE Superblue Racing fluid. It'll be a lot easier to spot a leak with blue fluid than clear fluid.
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Old 01-15-2003, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fluid level under the hood is the same...all that I hear is a grinding sound when I go over 3k rpms before changing gears......
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