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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Master Cylinder

Looks like I have sprung a leak or something. Me and my buddy installed new rotors/pads on the frontend of the truck back in late August before I headed to school. Did everything right, and they work great. Seems that the level of fluid is low. The lines that connect to the master cylinder have a bit of green color to it. What exactly is going on with the master cylinder? Should I replace it with a heavy duty one? Willys, where did you get yours again? I do hate the spungy brakes, but once again, it is a chevy. If anyone knows, what the deal is, let me know.
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I got mine from ORU but that one won't work for you. You have the stock front calipers and they need a quick take-up valve in the master cylinder, the uber cylinder I have does not have this. Just go to autozone and get a new one if it is indeed leaking. Try tightening the fittings?

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Sounds like you have a leak somewhere if your fluid is low. Search for the leak and replace whatever it is. I think the master cylinder doesnt generally leak. When its bad, your brakes just dont work very good. I just replaced mine last year. Then, last week I had to replace a caliper due to it locking up and burning my brake pads up. That caliper only lasted 5 years but luckily it and the brake pads have the lifetime warranty from autozone so no cost to me. Well, except the 2 broken c clamps and my dads vice(trying to compress a stuck caliper [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ), and my rotor was worn down pretty good from the metal to metal. I think the new calipers helped out quite a bit with the spongy braking and they were only like $15 a piece I believe. -Greg
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I will take a look and see whats going on. When installing the new pads/rotors, the master cylinder was full to capacity on brake fluid. Anyways, I will try checking soon, but I have a couple huge tests this weekend and next week. Need to pass to get into the business school. Thanks again
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