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Hi we have a renault master mini bus , we have had the clutch master cilander replaced 4 times now and keeps going after only a few weeks,different macanics inspected the vehicle but can not find a fault, please help this is costing a fortune ?????

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It would help is you had someone look at the failed master cylinder to determine what is going wrong?
If it is rust, then the problem is water, and the whole system need flushing out.
If there is wear on one side of the master cylinder, it could be the pedal rod is not centering properly, and is wearing a groove in the master cylinder.
Another possibility is that air is getting in from a different leak somewhere, and the master cylinder never was bad at all. It just seemed to fix it when it was replaced because you have to bleed it and got rid of the air in the process. The fluid will not always leak out from a leak small enough to let air in, because the fluid is so much more viscus.
Next time bleed the brakes first.
And if the master cylinder fails, it should leak out the front.
It is is not, then it is not likely bad.
And if it leaks, it should be replaced under the warranty, that should last a year at least I would assume.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011


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