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1996 dodge turbo diesel 2500 master cylinder

Okay i was told by my uncle and dad that they think the master cylinder is bad on my truck and i have a 96 dodge turbo diesel 2500. How can I check it for sure but stay within my spending limit of less than $100?

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First if there is no oil loss it may be ok . Do the following with the engine stopped press the brake pedal several times ,now hold the pedal down, start the engine the brake pedal should move down a little , brake booster ok. release brake then apply light pressure to brake pedal and hold , if pedal slowly moves down oil is bypassing the buckets repair cylinder , if pedal remains still master cylinder ok. If need be check all wheel cylinders and adjust brakes.

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If you talking brakes not clutch. you can pump the brakes all day long and they don't build pressure and you not losing fluids the master is out. now if you pump them up and they are rock hard your hydrabooster is out.now if your mechanically incline you can order a master cylinder rebuild kit for like 20-30 bucks which is basically orings from local parts store and only tools you need are snapring pliers. or you can change the master ,bench bleed it first then bleed out the rr,lr,rf,lf in that order.hope i help.all under 100 bucks

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  • divash_1 Jul 19, 2010

    okay this seems to be the issue the rotors and brake pads were just replaced they are brand new and my uncle and grandpa drove truck around the block and when they parked the truck they put their hand by the rim from the outside and told me that it was too hot.... was told it could be either the brake master cylinder or the calipers?

  • gearhead391 Jul 19, 2010

    ok good for checking that.it being hot i would say one of the caliper pins prolly the lower or back one is stuck might need a new bushings and/or pin.the person who put the brakes on it shouldve noticed the pin was sticking when he reset the caliper on the bracket.they need to be to be able to move freely.there is prolly a the outside pad is dragging.bushings and pins are very cheap to replace and a simple little compress to release the caliper off the pads and rotor and simple tools to replace.if a master cylinder goes out you won't have brakes.9 times out of 10 it is a caliper pins from installation error.hope this helps ya more.

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