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I have a 1998 Suburban. The front portion of the

I have a 1998 Suburban. The front portion of the master cylinder has lost fluid. (The reservoir is divided into two chambers). Does this indicate a problem with the front or rear brakes?

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Yes u have a leak some where,,most service centers,,give a free inspection,,,for this,,i would have it looked at,, or put more fluid in the master,,pump the brake peddle about 5-10 times,,get out & look to see if anything is leaking,,,

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Where the bleeder valves closed off with the brake pedal fully depressed?
Is the fluid reservoir cap ok?
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Where is the clutch fluid refill located on a 1998 toyota rav4. I found the brake fluid reservoir, but am not seeing a reservoir for clutch fluid. Any help


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Where do you put the brake fluid in a 1998 Chevy malilbu


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Open the hood of your 1998 Chevy Malibu and locate the brake fluid reservoir. On a 1998 Malibu, it's located on the driver's side closest to the front windshield. Open the reservoir tank and place the cap in a safe place where it won't get lost. Fill it to the fill line and not above then replace the cap and your done. Now you need to figure out where the brake fluid is going since this is a closed system and if it is low then your brakes are getting worn and more fluid is accumulating in the lines due to more travel of the brake cyclinders or you have a leak. The master cylinder should look like this picture, if you find this helpful, a vote with the thumbs up would be appreciated


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I think i need a master cylinder in my 1994 pontiac bnneville? How hard/easy it it to replace myself. I can purchase ne for around 50-60 dollars.


Yes it is not that hard to replace.

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REMOVE OR DISCONNECT
  1. Retainer and electrical connector from fluid level sensor.
  2. Drain brake fluid front mister cylinder reservoir.
  3. Reservoir hose from master cylinder. Plug hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
  4. Brake pipes from master cylinder. Plug open pipes to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
  5. Two attaching nuts.
  6. Master cylinder.
  7. Reservoir, if it is to he used on replacement master cylinder.
INSTALL OR CONNECT
  1. Reservoir onto master cylinder, as needed.
  2. Master cylinder on to power booster.
  3. Attaching nuts. Tighten to 27 Nm (20 lb. ft.).
  4. Brake pipes. Tighten brake pipe fittings to 15 Nm (11 lb. ft.).
  5. Reservoir hose onto master cylinder.
  6. Fill master cylinder reservoir to full level mark using only Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid, or equivalent DOT 3 brake fluid.
  7. Electrical connector to fluid level sensor, secure with retainer.
  8. Bleed hydraulic system.
  9. Recheck fluid level in reservoir
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i would have to say the master brake cylinder is at fault. there are ports in the cylinder that allow fluid back into the reservoir. these ports may be clogged. or the brake hose/line is clogged. have you changed the brake hose?

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howdy, when the solid red brake light is on without an ABS light, it is usually low brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir or the brake fluid level sensor in the reservoir is stuck or defective. let me know if this helps you ...... good luck.

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I have replaced the master cylinder on my 1997 camry 6 times.


since the fluid is alcohol based it evaporates, sounds like maybe the fluid reservoir is leaking and the master is ok, in most cases the plastic fluid reservoir is transferred from cylinder to cylinder.

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