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This is a discussion on Cts-v brakes leaking..... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I did a CTS-V brake swap and I find brake fluid beaded up on the line just where I ...

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    Cts-v brakes leaking.....

    So I did a CTS-V brake swap and I find brake fluid beaded up on the line just where I bolt it up to the caliper. I was wondering what would cause this? The bolt is tight so I have no clue why this is happening.
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    did you maybe lose or reuse old copper washers?

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    ^This.

    Check to make sure the line/fitting/caliper isn't cracked or split also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    did you maybe lose or reuse old copper washers?
    I don't think so but I will swap them out to be sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    ^This.

    Check to make sure the line/fitting/caliper isn't cracked or split also.
    This should be apparent right? I will check but these calipers and lines haven't been used at all so I am doubtful that it has and cracks or splits in it, they haven't been on the road since the install.
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    Okay I looked and I don't see any cracks. I am going to replace the washers to see if that helps at all. I have another question, you know that clip that holds the line to the body of the car? On one side it clipped it just fine but the other side I can't get the caliper side line forward enough to secure it with the clip. I have been trying to figure out how without damaging the hardline. I will take a picture of what I am talking about.

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    Update....

    I fixed the problem. I just unbolted and re-bolted the line back in idk why it stopped leaking. It must have not been seated right, my reservoir is full too.

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    good to hear......hopefully you bled them again. Air in a brake line can lead to some very bad things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    good to hear......hopefully you bled them again. Air in a brake line can lead to some very bad things.
    I haven't yet but once my car is up in running I will.

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