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How much should a new one cost? I just paid

How much should a new one cost? I just paid $445.00 also for new brake fluid and to bleed the brakes (the entire line was full of air). Is this a bad price?

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Always get a # of opinions 1st-it seems high but dont worry just get ur self a service manual on line or in library n start doin it at home-ull easily make up for it

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You are referring to the brake master cylinder? If so, I checked autozone site, they had a remanufactured unit for $107. A new one would cost more, but they did not have a listing for a new one. Dealers here are charging $90 - 100 an hour, private garages less. The entire job should not have taken a skilled mechanic more than a couple of hours. You don't mention any charges for replacing rusted brake lines or brake calipers/cylinders due to corrosion, which is common w/ a vehicle that old, which could easily bring the price up to what you were charged. If it was a 'rebuilt' master cyl. and just bleeding the brakes, that seems a bit high, if it was a new master cyl. and problems with bleeding the brakes due to rust and corrosion were encountered, that's about right.

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