Mitsubishi Mirage Brake Master Cylinder Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(67)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(67)

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Estimate for Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage Brake Master Cylinder Replacement costs $343 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Mitsubishi MirageL4-1.8LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$383.87Shop/Dealer Price$462.20 - $658.13
2000 Mitsubishi MirageL4-1.8LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$621.36Shop/Dealer Price$763.82 - $1143.69
1995 Mitsubishi MirageL4-1.5LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$371.87Shop/Dealer Price$454.22 - $662.17
1997 Mitsubishi MirageL4-1.5LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$621.36Shop/Dealer Price$763.78 - $1143.62
2018 Mitsubishi MirageL3-1.2LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$1324.61Shop/Dealer Price$1645.93 - $2573.51
2014 Mitsubishi MirageL3-1.2LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$1308.61Shop/Dealer Price$1627.42 - $2553.13
1985 Mitsubishi MirageL4-1.5LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$335.27Shop/Dealer Price$410.12 - $607.04
2017 Mitsubishi MirageL3-1.2LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$1314.11Shop/Dealer Price$1633.18 - $2559.09
Show example Mitsubishi Mirage Brake Master Cylinder Replacement prices

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Service

What is the brake master cylinder and how does it work?

The brake master cylinder has a piston that pressurizes fluid in the brake lines to each wheel cylinder as you apply force to the brake pedal. That pressure moves the pistons that are in the wheel cylinders. As the pistons in those wheel cylinders move, they force the brake pads or shoes tightly against the rotors or drums allowing the car to stop quickly.

The size of the pistons in the master cylinder and in the wheel cylinders are carefully selected when designing a car. This allows drivers to apply moderate pressure on the brake pedal when stopping, but creates tremendous pressure applied at the wheel cylinders. A car can then stop quickly even at high speeds. Depending on how much force is applied to the brake pedal, the pressure in a car’s brake lines will typically be in the range of 800 PSI to 2,000 PSI.

Master Cylinder

When to replace the master cylinder?

  • External fluid leaks. There should be no fluid visible on the external surfaces of any portion of the master cylinder or the plastic fluid reservoir.
  • Low, slowly falling, or spongy brake pedal. Faulty internal seals on the piston can cause internal leaks and also seepage of brake fluid into the power assist brake booster. Internal leaks will typically be accompanied by a low pedal, a spongy brake pedal, or a pedal that slowly sinks as you maintain pressure. In all cases, you will experience reduced braking abilities.
  • Discolored brake fluid. No brake fluids, other than those specified for the year, make, and model, are fully compatible with a car’s internal rubber seals in the master cylinder. Discoloration of brake fluid can also occur due to moisture and particulate contaminants in the fluid.
  • Warning lights on the dash. If the brake system warning light illuminates, there are several potential causes but failure of the master cylinder is in the list of causes that would have to be investigated.

How do mechanics replace the brake master cylinder?

  • On vehicles with power brakes, the master cylinder is bolted to the metal housing of the power brake booster. There is usually an electrical plug connecting to a brake fluid level sensor on the master cylinder reservoir and that plug must be disconnected.
  • Once all steel brake lines are disconnected from the master cylinder, the master cylinder is unbolted from the brake booster and removed from the vehicle.
  • The new master cylinder must be bench-bled to expel air from internal passages that contain the piston. Then the new master cylinder is bolted to the brake booster and the brake lines are reattached. The electrical plug for the fluid level sensor is reconnected.
  • Whenever a new master cylinder is installed, brakes lines to wheel positions must be bled to remove air, old fluid and contaminants. If your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes, the mechanic may use a bidirectional scan tool during brake bleeding to actuate the ABS pump, thus ensuring that all air is removed from the complex valving in the ABS system.
  • All brake line connections that were removed during the master cylinder replacement are inspected for any leakage and the vehicle is road tested to ensure normal operation of the brakes.

Is it safe to drive with a master cylinder problem?

No, any fault in the master cylinder, which is part of the braking system creates a safety risk. A fully operational brake system is essential to quickly stopping your car. Driving a vehicle isn’t safe, if the master cylinder is leaking or has other faults, as braking distances might be longer than normal. The braking system on a vehicle is among the most important safety systems and must be fully functional to safely drive your vehicle.

When replacing the master cylinder keep in mind:

  • The master cylinder is only one component of many in a vehicle’s braking system. During replacement of the master cylinder, all vehicle braking system components should be inspected to ensure maximum braking power is available.
  • The amount of friction material remaining on the brake pads and brake shoes should be verified.
  • Brake lines and flexible rubber hoses at each wheel position should be inspected for corrosion and deterioration.
  • The power brake booster should be evaluated to ensure that power assist is working properly.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mitsubishi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mitsubishi owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(67)

Rating Summary
62
4
0
0
1
62
4
0
0
1

Brandon

20 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
20 years of experience
Mitsubishi Mirage L4-1.8L - Alternator - Orlando, Florida
He was very friendly and answered all my questions

Philip

14 years of experience
17 reviews
Philip
14 years of experience
Mitsubishi Mirage L3-1.2L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Antonio, Texas
Philip worked on my wife's car did an awesome job...took time to check out another possible issue with mine. Excellent and Trustworthy.

Joseph

20 years of experience
622 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
Mitsubishi Mirage L3-1.2L - Trunk Latch Adjustment - Sandy, Utah
Excellent

Jason

9 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
9 years of experience
Mitsubishi Mirage L3-1.2L - Oil Change - Redwood City, California
Jason arrived on time and completed the oil change nicely.

Excellent Rating

(67)

Rating Summary
62
4
0
0
1
62
4
0
0
1
Number of Mitsubishi Mirage services completed
737+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mitsubishi MECHANICS
700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Advertise Your Used Car
It’s It’s exciting to buy a new car, but when you have a vehicle that you need to get rid of before you can complete your purchase, it makes it more stressful and complicated. You could: Gift the car...
How To Add Air To Your Tires
Checking and adding air pressure to your tires requires finding the proper tire pressure, a good gauge, and an air compressor with a tire chuck.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Shudders When Turning
If your car steering wheel shakes or shudders when turning, it could be the tires, power steering, or steering damper.

The engine started making noises and shakes

It depends, it could be something as simple as carbon deposits in the throttle body disrupting cold start airflow to low/unbalanced engine compression on a cold start. Because the engine is well-maintained, the first thing to do is to have...

Cold engine problems.

This may be related to the idle air control module/valve, which is a component that monitors the amount of of air intake at idle as it is mixed with the fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this...

changed altenator, still no power going to battery

If the alternator is "new", and thus presumably good, the vehicle engine is running, the alternator drive belt is appropriately tightened, and yet you are not getting around 14.5 volts of charging current at the battery posts, that means there...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com