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Old 06-08-2010, 01:20 PM
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Default Brake Fluid Leak - close to filler

Hey guys, hows everyone been around here?
My Brake Fluid is leaking from the metal cylinder connection to the big drum. Does anyone know what these parts are called and how to fix this. I have tried a basic tightening of the screws but I still find leakage. I started noticing that my fluid was leaking after a good 2 hour trip there and back with a lot of breaking.

The first picture is the leak and the second is a zoomed out picture.
Any help is appreciated

Thanks
Mark
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Brake Fluid Leak - close to filler

thats your master cylinder...its leaking from the 2ndary seal. tightening the two bolts wont stop the leak. get a new master cylinder
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Brake Fluid Leak - close to filler

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thats your master cylinder...its leaking from the 2ndary seal. tightening the two bolts wont stop the leak. get a new master cylinder
what he said^^ time for a new master cylinder.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Brake Fluid Leak - close to filler

So I have to buy a whole new master cylinder or can I just by new seals. Any help on taking it off, like any advice I should know, drain brake fluid.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:08 PM
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no just replace the master cylinder its easier. they arent expensive. im a mechanic but the labor in changing it might change your mood. undo the lines, take of the two bolts to the booster. get the new master bench bleed it, there will be instructions an a bleeder kit inside. install the master pump the brakes tillit gets some resistance and bleed each wheel startin with the pass rear, driver rear, pass front, driver front. bleed until you have a solid stream of brke fluid. if you dont understand this better leave it to the pros or get a buddy to helpout.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:41 PM
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Thanks man.
I'm going to do it myself, rather learn about it - gain the experiance and save the money.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:50 PM
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bring a buddy....dont wanna have your brakes fail on you....
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