What Causes a Clutch Master Cylinder Failure?

Answer In a hydraulic clutch, the clutch pedal pushes the master cylinder piston. This forces hydraulic fluid out of the cylinder, moving the slave cylinder piston. Short of a cut hydraulic line, there ar... Read More »

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Master Cylinder Failure Guide?

The master cylinder is the heart of an automotive braking system. Force applied to the brake pedal moves a push rod in the master cylinder, creating hydraulic pressure in the brake lines to apply t... Read More »

Signs & Symptoms of Master Brake Cylinder Failure?

Brake master cylinders convert the pressure exerted from a driver's foot into hydraulic pressure, which moves other devices in the braking system to slow the car. Master cylinders can fail for many... Read More »

Clutch Master Cylinder Problems?

Clutch master cylinders form the first link between the engagement pedal and hydraulic clutch mechanism. Though these units are both simple and robust, even the best of them can fail over time thr... Read More »

How to Change a Clutch Master Cylinder?

The master cylinder for the clutch works very similar to the brake master cylinder. It uses Dot 111 brake fluid. Some of the clutch master cylinders have a reservoir on the master, and some are clo... Read More »