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Is It the Brake Master Cylinder That Is Failing?

Is It the Brake Master Cylinder That Is Failing?

If you’re having a mysterious problem with your car brakes, it just might be the brake master cylinder. This particular auto part has some very weird behaviors when it is failing. And of course, if you drive it to the mechanic, it’ll act up all the way there. When the mechanic drives it there is no problem at all. So, here are the signs it is failing, because it’ll never happen while the person who could fix is near the car.

Brake Master Cylinder

If you don’t know a lot about cars and car parts, the brake master cylinder would be something you’d never suspect was the cause of your problems. When it fails it works perfectly sometimes and other times you have no brakes at all.

The master cylinder is in control of pushing the brake fluid through the lines. That fluid is what tells the calipers to squeeze the pads against the rotors, which makes your car stop. As you can imagine, if the fluid doesn’t get pushed then your brakes don’t brake.

Signs that this part is dying are: the brakes feel mushy, sometimes the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor – particularly when you’re driving it for the first time that day, contaminated brake fluid, and in newer cars the check engine light might come on to alert you to a problem. If you’re having any of these problems then you should see your mechanic right away.

Any problem with your brakes is a serious safety issue. You should have them thoroughly checked over when you see signs that it could be the master cylinder. Drive or tow the car to Aztek Auto Repair so that we can diagnose the problem and fix it. We want you to be safe when you drive.

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