Volvo V70 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

(73)

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

(73)

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Estimate for Volvo V70

Volvo V70 Brake Master Cylinder Replacement costs $360 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Volvo V70L5-2.5L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$550.56Shop/Dealer Price$671.21 - $970.15
2005 Volvo V70L5-2.4L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$530.56Shop/Dealer Price$648.04 - $944.61
2002 Volvo V70L5-2.3L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$530.56Shop/Dealer Price$648.04 - $944.60
2004 Volvo V70L5-2.3L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$530.56Shop/Dealer Price$648.00 - $944.52
2003 Volvo V70L5-2.4L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$530.56Shop/Dealer Price$648.07 - $944.66
2000 Volvo V70L5-2.4LService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$594.17Shop/Dealer Price$735.13 - $1130.08
1999 Volvo V70L5-2.4L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$599.17Shop/Dealer Price$740.00 - $1134.84
2000 Volvo V70L5-2.3L TurboService typeBrake Master Cylinder ReplacementEstimate$599.17Shop/Dealer Price$740.37 - $1135.50
Show example Volvo V70 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 Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(73)

Rating Summary
67
4
0
0
2
67
4
0
0
2

Patrick

26 years of experience
1550 reviews
Patrick
26 years of experience
V70 2005 - Spark Plugs - Dripping Springs, TX
Patrick was on time, worked quickly and neatly. Thank you for an excellent job!

Robert

3 years of experience
61 reviews
Robert
3 years of experience
V70 2008 - Battery - Tacoma, WA
Could Robert be any nicer, more reliable, or knowledgeable? Answer: No! What a great find. Can't wait to continue using his services.

Mazyar

5 years of experience
372 reviews
Mazyar
5 years of experience
V70 2003 - Window Regulator - Morrow, GA
Was very pleased with the service. He showed up on time and completed the work in a timely manner. He did good clean up. He showed we what was done and did a test drive with me to be sure it was to my satisfavtion. I would recommend this service to anyone.

Travis

10 years of experience
549 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
V70 2009 - Stabilizer Bar Links - Plymouth, MN
Personalble, Got right to business. Finished quickly while I did other chores.

Excellent Rating

(73)

Rating Summary
67
4
0
0
2
67
4
0
0
2
Number of Volvo V70 services completed
803+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volvo MECHANICS
600+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

P0658 OBD-II Trouble Code: Actuator Supply Voltage “A” Circuit Low
P0658 means that there is a fault in the actuator supply voltage due to Shorted or open wires or damaged connectors in the PCM, or a control module.
P0871 OBD-II Trouble Code: Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch C Circuit Range/Performance
P0871 means there is an issue with the transmission fluid pressure, possibly that it is low, the pump is faulty, or the sensor is dirty.
How to Replace a Windshield
Car Car windshields are a lot tougher than plain old plate glass windows, but after thousands of miles of driving they can get chipped, cracked, or completely broken. Small chips can sometimes be repaired but serious cracks cannot be fixed...

Car won't accelerate and hard to start

A lot of times, this type of issue is related to an ignition system component failure; or a wiring harness attached to an ignition system component. The best way to save money on repairs you can't afford is to have...

Car is overheating, usually when it's hot and the engine idles.

You most likely have a transmission cooler that is leaking into the coolant inside the radiator. The transmission cooler is built inside the side tank of the radiator, and if it blew out, then you will have transmission fluid getting...

Brake pedal slowly becomes firm to press after short period of driving

Hello and thank you for your question. The problem lies within the proportioning valve in the brake system. The valve could be plugged up with debris in the system making the valve stick. If the proportioning valve is okay and...

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