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Old 11-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Actibrake leaking brake fluid

I installed disc bakes about 3 years ago before the problems surfaced with the Actibrake system. I knew it was just a matter of time and today I have brake fluid leaking from one of the wheels. It may be a break in the line I have not been able to crawl under there and see. I drove from Houston to a RV park on Lake Livingston about 100 miles and no problems with braking. I noticed the fluid on the ground after I parked and unhooked. I will check it out in the AM..

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Fluid leaking at the wheels is not related to the Actibrake recall and actuator at all. You've got something else going on.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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I know but the first thing that popped in my mind was Actibrake. It does look like something leaking around just one wheel. But it is almost dark now so I will have to look closer tomorrow.

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There were some complaints on factory installs relative to the hoses being too short and kinking and leaking. Don't know about the add ons. Search the forum for several threads on brake lines/hoses.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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I've seen the rubber hoses rub either on the body, shock mount, even tire or wheel, and start leaking.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Sorry I am so late getting back to this. I found the problem on Friday. The brake line had a small hole that was caused by being to close to the frame and upper shock support. So after searching for a replacement line at the various RV shops and stores in an around Lake Livingston where we were parked with no success, it finalally dawned on me, Auto Parts Store. I went to a Napa store about 5 miles away and they had just what I needed, a 5' section with the compression fitting and some brake fluid. Once I installed the new brake line and started the pump to energize the system it was a simple matter of bleeding the brakes and cleaning up. The trip home home today was fine no problems. I am going to check the entire brake line to make sure that I don't have any other potential problems. The Actibake is still working working fine but I may go ahead an look in to upgrading to a new system just to be safe.

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Had mine installed at the factory in 2007 on a 2002 Safari. Airstream replaced it under warranty earlier this year.
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This reminds me of something. My rubber lines were in contact with the frame where the would constantly rub the frame while driving. I split some 3/8" fuel line and installed them and wire tied them around the brake line to isolate them from the frame.
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