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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2001, 11:53 AM
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Help, I can\'t stop!

Out of the blue, last night on my way home from work, I lost my brakes. Well not totally. If I depress on the petal hard I have brakes for a minute, but the go steadly to the floor. If I just ease on the petal, no brakes at all! There are no ruptured lines and the resovior is full. Could this be a bad master cylinder?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2001, 12:49 PM
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Re: Help, I can\'t stop!

If both sides of the reservior are still full, then that would tell me the master cylinder is toast.

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Re: Help, I can\'t stop!

Yep, bad master. It'll never get better, time to rebuild or better yet, replace.

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Re: Help, I can\'t stop!

I just replaced one in my wife's '96 had to be the easiest cheapest car repair I've done. I bought a reman'd master for $32 plus a quart of brake fluid and it took about an hour including going the parts store and bleeding all four brakes. I usually haven't been so lucky.

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