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Fluid leak on driverside frame rail

I have noticed a fluid leak right in front of the drivers side tire on the frame rail. i traced one end of the line going up to something behind the drivers side headlight. What is that behind the headlight.
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The ABS module is behind the driver's headlight. Does the fluid smell like brake fluid? If so, you need to deal with it ASAP.

Other possibilities include antifreeze (radiator hose connection?), Power steering (ATF on our trucks), and fuel (but that's closer to the engine, away from the headlight).

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That's what i thought it may be. The line goes from a solid line to a braided section back to solid it looks like and its leaking in the braided area. Yes, after close inspection it does smell like break fluid. Is there anywhere I can find a diagram on where this line goes and where to find a new one? Ive looked on line but not knowing what its called is making it hard to track down.

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If you can describe exactly where it connects to the ABS module, I would call Chris Yancey at AutoNation Ford White Bear Lake 1-800-328-9552, and see if he can help you out. They used to have a sponsor forum here, but have apparently let that lapse. They are usually pretty good. If you can give him your VIN, and a description he should be able to find what you need. If he can give you an e-mail you could send a good picture of it.
Your local dealer may be able to help, but they'll probably charge you way more than AutoNation would, even considering shipping. I'm almost sure it's a dealer only item.
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