A few days ago, I was pulling into a driveway to jump start a car...
I slid on the ice, and slid right into the car I was jump starting.
My jeep started steaming/smoking- A LOT- I thought somehow I killed the radiator, but it dispersed in about 5 minutes. There was no radiator fluid to be found anywhere, and levels were fine.
I also noticed the pungent smell of the vapors;slightly burning to my eyes and throat and people in the house even smelled it. No fluid on the white snow to be seen, but the fact my brake pedal now had no pressure, and the fluid was low told me i blew a brake line. I figured it sprayed on the engine and burnt right off.
I've worked on cars for 15 years now, but am new at my job, so I got the jeep to a garage. I told them what happened, they agreed it sounded like a brake line. I told them while they had the jeep, to replace the rear pads too.
They could not find a broken brake line anywhere, did not spot any leaks. They changed the rear pads and filled up the brake fluid.. and pumped the pedal to bleed yet could not get enough pressure to force any air out, nor did the fluid go down.
anyone have any ideas ?
It is a 97 Cherokee Laredo, with ABS