Characteristics of a Bad Master Cylinder in Brakes?

Answer When a brake master cylinder is bad, certain symptoms clearly show the problem. Generally, a bad master cylinder will leak brake fluid. Since the whole system relies upon hydraulic pressure to oper... Read More »

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How to Test a Motorhome's Hydraulic Brakes for a Master Cylinder Leak?

The master cylinder of a vehicle is a hydraulic pump used to activate the brakes. Drum brakes use wheel cylinders and disc brakes use caliper pistons pressurized by the master cylinder to apply the... Read More »

How Do I Remove the Master Cylinder on Jeep Bendix 9 Anti-Lock Brakes?

The task of removing the master cylinder from your Jeep Bendix 9 anti-locking brake system is relatively straightforward because there are few bolts that secure the master cylinder to the vehicle. ... Read More »

How Can I Bleed the Brakes After Changing the Master Cylinder on a 1997 Jeep?

1997 Jeeps, regardless of model, use power brakes. The power brake system allows you to press a pedal into the power booster adding to the stopping power, which compresses the piston in the master ... Read More »

A Master Cylinder Vs. a Slave Cylinder?

The master and slave cylinder relationship is about what you'd expect from the names; a master tells the slave to push or pull out, and the slave does what it's told. All hydraulic systems work on ... Read More »