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had brakes worked on, leaking but not at wheel?
I had my brakes worked on Monday. I have been watching it and it isn't leaking every time I park the car, just for prolonged periods of time. Mainly at night for some reason.
I have sprayed the bejesus out of the cylinders in the backs of the drums with brake cleaner because after the brake job it was kinda hard to tell if it was wet/dry back there. Both wheel cylinders are dry. Both backing plates are dry. No signs of leaks there.
It is under my leaf spring, and it drips down my U-bolts and then down onto the pavement. It is very weird. I work for 8hrs and don't move the truck. I bet I can go out there at 5 and see no spots, yet if I go home and park on a tad uphill angled, I will awake in the morning to drippage. It is brake fluid I beleive (clear in color) and stains the ground so I know it isn't water.
Could this have pooled up somehow in a spot and just dribbles out when I park a certian way? I figured it it was leaking it would be leaking all the time, and it would make it easier to see. IF I go clean it all off, and it is definately dry, I come back and it is dripping off that 1 U-bolt.
Any ideas or where to check? I might have to take it back in tomorrow I guess and hopefully it's nothing big but I just thought I'd run it through here first.
Let me know,