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leaking fluid between brake master cylinder and booster
Break fluid is leaking between the master brake cylinder and the vacuum boost tank. I'm guessing fluid is getting past seals in the master cylinder and coming out the back end. Will fluid get into the booster section and ruin something in there? Is it best to buy new master cylinder or get a rebuild kit, and how hard to get it apart to replace seals etc. Any precautions before taking it apart, I've never done it before? Thanks for your help, Bill
Thank you both for your information, I didn't know about the special tool I'll find one of those too maybe O'Reilly has a loaner. Does it come with the new cylinder as a kit or will I have to get it seperate? While looking for a replacement cylinder more questions. How to determine if the brake system is ABS or not? Looks like different master cylinder for each type. OK, pictures show ABS has shaft in it and non ABS does not.
Last edited by Old Retread; 01-15-2013 at 10:34 AM.
I bought a new master cylinder from local parts store $93. They did not know about a special tool. The installation instruction didn't suggest one so I took a chance and installed according to instructions, it had tubing and connections to fill cylinder with fluid (and get the air out) before bolting it onto the booster and connecting brake lines. After installation completed tested brake many times before driving in traffic all works great and peddle feels good and solid. My brakes are not ABS the cylinder would be different for ABS brakes.
Thanks for your help job done.
Last edited by Old Retread; 01-19-2013 at 11:49 AM.
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