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Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1989 BMW 750iL V12-5.0LYourMechanic Price$512.06Shop/Dealer Price$652.73 - $983.26
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1995 GMC K2500 V6-4.3LYourMechanic Price$198.89Shop/Dealer Price$242.78 - $308.83
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1993 Mazda Protege L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$170.26Shop/Dealer Price$209.58 - $291.52
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 2007 GMC Savana 3500 V8-6.0LYourMechanic Price$188.73Shop/Dealer Price$232.97 - $332.94
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 2011 Chevrolet Camaro V6-3.6LYourMechanic Price$236.61Shop/Dealer Price$291.90 - $415.28
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1988 Pontiac Sunbird L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$159.05Shop/Dealer Price$195.53 - $269.04
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1990 Saab 9000 L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$376.04Shop/Dealer Price$457.03 - $552.11
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1986 Chevrolet K10 Suburban V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$147.91Shop/Dealer Price$181.68 - $246.89
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Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Brake Master Cylinder all about?

The brake master cylinder contains brake fluid and is connected to the brakes through the brake pipes and hoses. When you step on the brake pedal, brake fluid flows from the master cylinder to the braking unit at each wheel, creating enough friction to slow down and/or stop the car. The brake master cylinder has internal and external seals that can wear out over time.

If the external seals have worn out, they will leak brake fluid, reducing the amount of fluid in the car and causing the brakes to malfunction. Worn external seals can also leak the fluid into the brake booster and destroy it. The brake booster is essential for the proper functioning of the brakes, so if brake fluid has leaked into it, replacement is required.

If the internal seals have worn out, the brake fluid will continue to circulate inside, instead of being directed to the brakes. This weakens brake performance. The brake pedal will feel soft. When you apply the brakes, the pedal will go all the way to the floor without significantly slowing down or stopping the car.

After replacing the brake master cylinder, the mechanic should flush the old brake fluid out and replace it with new brake fluid.

Master Cylinder

Keep in mind:

  • A leaking brake master cylinder can sometimes result in a broken brake booster; in this case, both elements will need to be replaced.
  • Brake systems are extremely sensitive to debris, so they need to be cleaned thoroughly before and during the replacement of a master cylinder.
  • The air will need to be bled out of the system before the new master cylinder is installed.

How it's done:

  • Inspect brake master cylinder for leaks.
  • Inspect brake booster.
  • Remove and replace the brake master cylinder if faulty.
  • Change the brake fluid.
  • Bleed entire brake system of air.
  • Clean brake fluids from all the wheels.
  • Perform brake safety inspection.

Our recommendation:

Your mechanic should check the amount of brake fluid every time the car is serviced. If you feel a change in the way your brake pedal feels (a softer pedal), you should have a mechanic inspect the master cylinder and brake hoses. In most cars, the brake warning light should come on when the amount of brake fluid is lower than the manufacturer’s recommended amount.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Master Cylinder?

  • Brake warning light is on.
  • Brake fluid leak (clear fluid on the ground or under the brake pedal inside the car.)
  • Soft brake pedal (pedal goes all the way to the floor when pushed).

How important is this service?

All services associated with proper function of your brakes are important. In addition to safety issues, ignoring small repairs can quickly lead to more serious (and more expensive) problems.

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Patrick
22 years of experience
Patrick was on time and fixed the car within an hour as expected. After I got my brake master cylinder replaced, my brakes feel really good now. He answered all the questions I had about my break and was very friendly.
2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
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Lucas
12 years of experience
Once again Lucas came to finish working on my truck. And once again, he did a fantastic job. The truck, which didn't even run when he made his first visit, is now able to be driven to my best friend's house in the High Desert. It runs and sounds great. Lucas is a gem!
1985 TOYOTA PICKUP - BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
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Patrick
27 years of experience
Patrick the mechanic was super great. He even showed me everything getting fixed and how it all works. He made sure the job was done right and nothing less. Super informative and friendly. Hard to find great people like this guy. 100% sure ill be a repeat customer.
1996 CHEVROLET C1500 - BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
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Jose
10 years of experience
Jose went over and above the call of duty. He was on time, Fast, efficient and his customer service skills are excellent. It will be a long time before I actually take my car to a shop. I will call Jose!
1993 HONDA ACCORD - BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1989 BMW 750iL V12-5.0LYourMechanic Price$512.06Shop/Dealer Price$652.73 - $983.26
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1995 GMC K2500 V6-4.3LYourMechanic Price$198.89Shop/Dealer Price$242.78 - $308.83
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1993 Mazda Protege L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$170.26Shop/Dealer Price$209.58 - $291.52
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 2007 GMC Savana 3500 V8-6.0LYourMechanic Price$188.73Shop/Dealer Price$232.97 - $332.94
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 2011 Chevrolet Camaro V6-3.6LYourMechanic Price$236.61Shop/Dealer Price$291.90 - $415.28
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1988 Pontiac Sunbird L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$159.05Shop/Dealer Price$195.53 - $269.04
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1990 Saab 9000 L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$376.04Shop/Dealer Price$457.03 - $552.11
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement for 1986 Chevrolet K10 Suburban V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$147.91Shop/Dealer Price$181.68 - $246.89
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