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Drip under brake pedal

I could not find any related posts on this. 2013 4wd auto w/40k. Has anyone seen a small drip onto the floorboard directly under the steering column or brake pedal. It is a very slow tiny drip, about one every week. It seems to be clear and oily like brake fluid but not sure. Any clues?
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Re: Drip under brake pedal

Never heard of it but I believe brake fluid id the only fluid close to that area. Did you look around your master cylinder for leaks

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Re: Drip under brake pedal

You can definitely tell by smell if its brake fluid. (unless there is something new I don't know about )

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Re: Drip under brake pedal

well It's probably not from the clutch...
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Re: Drip under brake pedal

Could be water that has flowed through and picked up a bit of oil or grease...maybe check under the headliner for signs of leaky roof, especially if you brake fluid level is ok? I had water dripping down onto the dead pedal once, and was my first sign of leaking roof.
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Re: Drip under brake pedal

Its such a small amount, its hard to tell. There is not much smell but there might be a slight brake fluid smell, just not sure. It looks like water but has a slightly oily feel and smears. Did your roof leak drip onto floor from under the pedals? It only a couple inches from the firewall. I will get my fat butt down in there and look up to see if I can get a better location.

Is it possible for brake fluid to come back thru the firewall to the inside?
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Re: Drip under brake pedal

The roof leak came down through the A Pillar, and came out under the dash. Maybe you can lay some clean white paper towels down in the footwell to capture location and get a sample? And is your brake fluid level ok?



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Re: Drip under brake pedal

Get your hand up under the dash and see if you come up with any fluid on it from where the push rod/clevis comes through the bellows from the master cylinder through the firewall. The master may be leaking through the back and running into the cabin.
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Re: Drip under brake pedal

If it is brake fluid it will not evaporate. Pull the mat and put it in a warm place. I suspect it is brake fluid. Check the reservoir but if it's only a drop now and them you may not see much of a drop. Also check the firewall for fluid in the engine compartment under the master cylinder.

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