Q: Brake master cylinder - 2010 Honda Element

asked by on

I just replaced all 4 rotors and pads. As i compressed the last caliper, the master cylinder started overflowing. Is it possible the resevor simply had too much fluid in it. Or do you think I really messed up.

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Most likely what has happened is that when you were compressing the caliper to install the new brake pads, you compressed the caliper too fast and blew out the inner seal(s) in your master cylinder. At this stage you will need to replace your master cylinder. If you would like to have this done, YourMechanic can send a certified technician to you and perform all necessary tests to determine the cause of the brake problem and proceed with the correct repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake master cylinder - 2010 Honda Element

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Do you need to have wheels aligned after having a rotor replaced?

Hello - a front-end alignment is neither required or useful after replacing a brake rotor. Replacing the rotor will not enhance, or detract from, your existing wheel alignment.

Q: Metal-on-metal sound in wheels

Hi there. It sounds like you may be on the right track. It may be a bad caliper or worn out brake pads. I would remove the rear wheels and check the brakes. Your GTI may need new brake pads...

Q: Door stuck open

It sounds like the latch that holds the door closed may be stuck in the closed position, preventing the door from shutting fully. This latch is located inside the door, but is visible while the door is open. It may...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.