Nissan NV1500 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

(18)

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

(18)

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Estimate for Nissan NV1500

Nissan NV1500 Brake Master Cylinder Replacement costs $1630 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3481.17Shop/Dealer Price$4335.08 - $6860.56
2017 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3455.17Shop/Dealer Price$4309.11 - $6834.60
2014 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3455.17Shop/Dealer Price$4309.10 - $6834.60
2016 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3455.17Shop/Dealer Price$4309.08 - $6834.55
2018 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3676.27Shop/Dealer Price$4585.50 - $7276.83
2015 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$3455.17Shop/Dealer Price$4309.10 - $6834.60
2012 Nissan NV1500V6-4.0LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$936.37Shop/Dealer Price$1158.80 - $1790.19
Show example Nissan NV1500 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 Nissan mechanics

Real customer reviews from Nissan owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(18)

Rating Summary
18
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0

Jose

15 years of experience
213 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Nissan NV1500 V6-4.0L - Oil Change - Norcross, Georgia
Jose not only arrived on time he called to see if he could be there early. He is a very friendly, smiling and polite young man. I immediately felt I could trust him and as far as I know, he did a good job. I will ask for him personally on all of my truck and car maintenance and repair. Your Mechanic is a great business model and I think everyone should support them so they will succeed and be around from now on. I've found in the last fourty years of automobile ownership, that regular maintenance and upkeep will extend the life of a vehicle significantly. I believe Jose can do any of this and more.

Shaun

10 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
10 years of experience
Nissan Frontier V6-3.3L - Brake Master Cylinder - Phoenix, Arizona
Very professional. Made every effort to solve my issue.

Jamie

26 years of experience
30 reviews
Jamie
26 years of experience
Nissan Sentra L4-1.8L - Brake Master Cylinder - Charleston, South Carolina
Jamie was very friendly and professional throughout the process. He explained everything very well also.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1378 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - Brake Master Cylinder - Kyle, Texas
Professional and quick

Excellent Rating

(18)

Rating Summary
18
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
Number of Nissan Brake Master Cylinder Replacement services completed
198+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Nissan MECHANICS
1500+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

P0250 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid B Circuit High
P0250 P0250 code definition Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid B Circuit High What the P0250 code means P0250 is an OBD-II generic code that the engine control module (ECM) detected the Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid B input circuit high above specifications indicating a...
What is a VIN and Where Can I Find It?
The Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, includes specific information about your car, including the model year, engine code, and country of origin.
How to Replace a Trunk Striker Plate
The trunk striker plates secures the lid when closed. It will need replacement if you hear rattling noises or see trunk warning lights on your dash.

Vehicle shaking

Hi. Out of balance wheels are typically the most common cause for shakes or vibrations, but there are many other possible causes. They include, loose suspension/ steering parts, an engine misfire, or even a tire that has a bubble or...

Emergency brake line dragging on ground

It could be the emergency cable, or it could be a number of other things. If it is the cable, the bracket may be broken. I suggest having a trained technician to pinpoint the source of the noise and see what...

My car won't shift gears and revs really high.

Hi There, Although it may be tough to say for certain without inspecting the transmission in your car, this may be potentially less than replacing the entire transmission. This may be a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic...

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