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Old 02-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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master cylinder to brake boster

my buddys car an 88 fox is pouring brake fluid right where the master cylinder meets the booster what do we have to do to fix it?
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seal or loose perhaps? You think you can get her out of there to inspect/replace with out alot of hassel, its a pretty cheap part isnt it?
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im guessing it a seal too, it shouldnt be to hard to take off, but then again i have not seen his engine bay.
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Re: master cylinder to brake boster

replace master cylinder. Seals are a pain
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replace master cylinder. Seals are a pain
yeah i was thinking of rebuilding it since the back seal probobly took a crap, but im guessing i should just replace it
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it will be very easy to find one at a junk yard or online and cheap
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it will be very easy to find one at a junk yard or online and cheap
yeah thats what i was thinking why go through the rebuild hassel.
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it will be very easy to find one at a junk yard or online and cheap
Youre telling him to go to the junkyard, and replace the most important part of his braking system with one off of a car the same age as his, and most likely wrecked? Im VERY suprised.

Get a new one from the parts store. Dont skimp out on brakes.

Im about to drop almost 500 bucks on brakes for my car.
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Youre telling him to go to the junkyard, and replace the most important part of his braking system with one off of a car the same age as his, and most likely wrecked? Im VERY suprised.

Get a new one from the parts store. Dont skimp out on brakes.

Im about to drop almost 500 bucks on brakes for my car.
I am prolly going to end up rebuilding it since the ones the sell at auto zone are all rebuilt any way, figure i will do it myself.
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Just keep in mind that you can get rebuilt ones with warranties.
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Re: master cylinder to brake boster

just a FYI, if it recently started leaking badly.. it could have been leaking slowly before.. if so it could have damaged the brake booster as well
brake fluid is viscious stuff, it'll strip powdercoating..
and don't get it on your hands.. its hygroscopic (absorbable by your skin..) and goes right to your liver..
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just a FYI, if it recently started leaking badly.. it could have been leaking slowly before.. if so it could have damaged the brake booster as well
brake fluid is viscious stuff, it'll strip powdercoating..
and don't get it on your hands.. its hygroscopic (absorbable by your skin..) and goes right to your liver..
nah it just started leaking a little not too long ago.
yeah i know about the whole wear gloves with brake fluid and dont get it on paint.

On a side note i once threw brake fluid on a guys car in high school, i didnt like him.
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