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95 Jeep Cherokee - Leaking Back Brake Cylinder

I am considering buying a 95 Jeep Cherokee for a winter beater. The person selling it was honest and said the rear brake cylinder leaks. Is this different than the master cylinder? Is it unsafe to drive, or just a nuisance? In other words, should I consider buying this for $500, with no other major problems, or is it more trouble than it is worth?

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The safety depends on how bad the leak is. It sounds by your desription to be the rear wheel cylinder so not too expensive and quite an easy job

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Try and get him down to 350 in this recession it is a buyers market, for a 95 you never know what could come up.
if any of the breaks are leaking there is a potential hazzard and I would say it is not safe to drive. it is not as bad as a master cylinder fail but should be fixed right away, if the fluid leaks out it can cause damage itself and if you run low the brakes will fail or will bind up if the fluid leaks on to the friction area that will cause break fade until it burns away..
while your at it check if the brake disk edge is a got thicker than the middle as you may need to replace the discs also. and if that needs doing you need to put in new break pads so everyting wears equally.
if it is a rubber seal that is leaking then the seals may be perishing on all the other breaks also so that will cost. shop around and see if you can find a better bargain or maybe ask your local garage how much a complete break service would cost. then weigh up if the car is worth it.

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