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Q: Rear brake cylinder leaking

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The rear brake cylinder is leaking.

You will need to have the brake cylinder replaced. I recommend replacing both sides so that brake pressures will be equal. Once replaced, its a good idea to flush the brake system with fresh brake fluid. I suggest having a qualified technician handle the repairs to ensure the brake system is serviced properly.

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