95 CONTINENTAL BRAKE FLUID DROPS--NO LEAKS FOUND !!

there are no apparent leaks, and the brakes work fine, but every couple of months the low brake fluid light goes on, the level is at the minimum line....anyone else had this problem with a 95-97 Continental
?? Thanks in advance.
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On 20 Sep 2006 21:14:51 -0700, " snipped-for-privacy@peoplepc.com"

It is normal, all disc brake cars have the brake fluid level drop over time - there are no adjusters returning the pistons to the same starting position like in drum brakes.
The pistons move out a millionth of an inch (or two) at a time as the brake pads wear, and the system takes a little more fluid volume as the pistons move out.
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wrote:

normal brake use would not lower the level enough to put the light on. most likely the master is leaking into the brake booster. no outside leaks noticeable and common. KB
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I wonder. I seem to recall that this is what happens and it is an indicator that the disc pads are at the end of their life cycle. Topping up the reservoir negates this indicator.
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wrote:

chck the seal between the booster and master cylinder, vacumm sucks in the fluid and it ends up getting burned in the engine. also have the complicated booster/air systme checked fluid could be pooling in an area not normal open to exposure
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