SUDDEN LOSS OF BRAKES, PLEASE HELP!!!
ok, this was really scary. I was headed down a major road going about 50 MPH, and i see a red light in the distance. I casually press on the brake pedal, and after a few seconds of normal pressure, its as if someone popped a balloon my foot was on. All of a sudden, the brake pedal sinks all the way to the floor when I push, I HAVE NO BRAKES! I applied a little bit of the E-brake and made a quick left turn onto a little road (lucky it was there, cars were everywhere) After a few minutes I finally located the problem.
The rear right tire was drenched in Brake Fluid! There was a huge leak!
I turned off the car and checked the brake fluid level, it was emptying out as I pressed the brake pedal. The tow truck came in about 30 minutes and took me to a local brake shop. They cant look at my car until Monday
I feel so helpless right now. I am at school 70 miles from my home. I dont know any local mechanics. I will have to wait until Monday to see whats wrong. I think its probably the Cylinder, but someone please let me know what you think.
I cannot afford a big brake job. I feel unprepared to deal with these unknown mechanics. Please help!