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Do the front and rear brakes operate off seperate brake systems on my car?

I have a 1990 Caddilac fleetwood FWD. The break lines that give fluid to the rear breaks busted. I wanted to know if the front breaks will still operate. I know its not safe and all but i need to know if i can drive it to a shop

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As others have said, your front and rear brakes are seperate in the sense that if you had a line break on the rear, the front brakes would still operate to stop the vehicle. The problem is that the break in the brake line will cause fluid loss and many vehicles have only one fluid reservoir for the entire brake system (on your car I do not know which you have), so a few uses of the brakes and you will drain the reservoir and your front brakes will diminish. I cracked the rear line on my truck about 35 miles from town, so I just drove it home. I went slower on the highway, left myself tons of room to stop, downshifted to slow down as much as possible, took back roads when in town and relied on the parking brake to stop (remember that the rear brakes can become very hot very quick, so coast and downshift to slowdown and use the brakes as little as possible). Only use the actual brake pedal for an emergency (luckily I had no problem). Remember parking brakes only operate the rear brakes, so they aren't going to stop you very well, and yes they will work because they are mechanically operated not hydraulically. I'm going to get a 'thumbs down' for it, but yes you can drive it to a shop, doing the things that I said I did during my experience. Is it safe; no. Can you do it; yes. I did. I suggest driving the car early in the morning before many people are on the road, and throw your keys in a drop box (if the shop isn't open). This way you reduce your chances of something happening because there are less people to screw it up for you. As arglatina23 said, you could pinch the line/hose before the leak to reduce the amount of fluid loss and somewhat increase stoping power (depends on pinch point location). Do the pinch only on the line that is busted (so if it is just one rear tire pinch the line after where the line splits for each tire, if it is on the main running to the rear, you will just have to pinch and neither rear brake will work).
May 28, 2018
All your brake lines come to the front of your engine which is called a brake master cylinder. which is where you add your brake fluid at. You need to fix those brake lines cause once your out of brake fluid, you won't be able to stop and that will cause an accident. now if you don't have a whole lot of money and you want a temporary fix until you can get it worked on . you can pinch the brake line where it is busted. which means cut the line if it isn't all the way busted then roll it up tight til no fluid comes out. now if it is a brake hose thats just a $10-$20 part and its not that hard to replace. As you know your front brakes do 70% of the stopping so it won't hurt it to badly to pinch the line if needed.
May 28, 2018
First verify the grasp brake cylinder. There are 2 sections, one for the front and one for the rear. make helpful the two are crammed with brake fluid. once you replaced the front brake pads, did you sparkling around the piston that pushes the pad against the rotor? Brake pad residue blended with highway grease can inhibit the piston from working wisely. in simple terms curious, how do you recognize it is in simple terms the front brakes not working properly? Did you verify the difficulty of the footwear on the rear? in the event that they are ok, attempt adjusting them tighter.
May 28, 2018
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May 28, 2018
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May 28, 2018

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