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Help! Brake fluid only goes thru 1/2 the car...

Recently had my car to garage to have front brakes done. Mech. found out that only left half was getting fluid pumped in. Said I would need new master cylinder. He blew out the m.c. lines and nothing was clogged or blocked. Soooo.. I put on new m.c. and its still doing the same thing. What do I check from here???? Thanks

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The problem could be in 2 areas. One, it could be that the caliper could be hanging up or is "froze" up not allowing the fluid to apply pads to rotor. If you just had a brake job...did the mechanic replace the pads on the side that wasn't working?....if it wasn't working then those pads should have looked brand new. Second, the other possible issue could be a kinked brake line caused by a rock or something similar that could have come into contact under the car. My suspicion would be the caliper, only because auto makers tend to put brake lines in areas as to not get them damaged from every day driving. See if it would be possible to get a hold of another caliper from junk yard or something and have it installed to see if that fixes the problem.

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Most of time inside the brake hose the rubber come off and fluid is block and if it goes in brake might stay on good luck pierre

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