How to Prime a Master Cylinder?

Answer One of the biggest issues facing any mechanic when installing a new master cylinder is the problem of air getting in the system. Whenever you perform any kind of repair work that involves disconnec... Read More »

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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 »

DIY Master Cylinder?

One of the main components of an automobile's hydraulic braking system is the master cylinder, which is usually located in a vehicle's engine compartment. When you depress the brake pedal, a push r... Read More »

How to Tell If a Master Cylinder Is Bad?

The master cylinder on your vehicle is the component that distributes and pressurizes the hydraulic brake fluid that causes your brakes to react when you step on the brake pedal. A bad master cylin... Read More »

What Is a Master Cylinder?

A master cylinder is a device that converts the motion of a lever or pedal into hydraulic pressure. Master cylinders are commonly used to control a vehicle's clutch or brake systems and can be fou... Read More »