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Is it hard to change out the master Brake cylinder ore is it beter to reper it on a Toyota Rav4

Is it hard to change out the master Brake cylinder ore is it better to riper it. If that is the problem ? I have already changed out brake disks & drums and bodes. And the brake pedal still kicks back when i step on the brakes. Sometimes it gets like almost stuck and stiff to when i brake. If it is not the master cylinder, what els can it be ?

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    Hermann Nov 26, 2012

    Thanks ted. But where is this unit on the care ?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Nov 27, 2012

    it is right next to the master cylinder. on the drivers side fender . did you get the picture i send you



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That is your abs unit doing that . is the abs brake light. this is the link to my garagetps:// it hard to change out the master Brake cylinder - 11_26_2012_11_01_49_pm.png

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I have had exacly the same issue, the mechanic replaced the brake pads, calipers, hoses/brake lines, then after all that and it still happening, he replaced the brake master cylinder and all was well, except for my wallet !!!!

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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