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My brake cylinder is leaking the abs light is on and wasnt sure if its just air in the lines still the engine light keeps going on and off once in awhile was blinking at a point but i need to do a tune up to and almost sure thats what that issue is I had p1537 and p1538 come up on the computer checker

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If the master brake cylinder is leaking replace it now before you have no brakes at all!

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if a master cylinder is bad and you are sure you have all the air out and no leaks.pedal will go to floor , running or not. if booster is bad it will cause a hard pedal. but if master cylinder is bad it will turn on a brake light on dash if it works. make sure the wheel cylinders are not leaking. I beleive that the master cylinder is bad, or you have a leak somewhere. If the master cylinder is functioning properly, the brake pedal will depress to a certain depth and no further.

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I hit my brake pedal and felt it bleed off but there is not no line infraction or leaks after checkout but still having to replace brake fluid. The breaks are soft and go plum to the floor for some reason

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When braking have to step on the brake more than once and I already change the master cilinder

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Replace the broken line then, you must bleed the entire brake system , each wheel works by itself on these cars, . Put the rearend in the air get the tires off and then find where the lines go into the ABS unit. Bleed fliud there first, then the individual wheel cylinders in the rear. after you bleed the system, check to make sure the brake system is balanced.

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Sounds like an internal leak in the master cylinder, an external brake fluid leak (such as a leaking brake line), or extreme misadjustment or binding of the calipers or drums. Any could be the case, and you can eliminate the last 2 rather easily. Do you see any sign of fluid coming from any of the brake lines? If not, move to adjustments. Check the calipers for bound up caliper pins and if equiped with rear drum brakes, the adjustment and condition of the rear shoes. After that, go right for the throat and replace the master cylinder. Be sure to bench bleed it before you install it, and if you have ABS, make sure you also bleed the ABS system, OR if you can't bleed the ABS system have the new master cylinder ready to install, and remove the brake lines as quickly as possible from the old master and have a friend hold thier fingers over the ends of the lines. I do this quite a bit at my shop, and it's VERY rare that I actualy need to bleed the ABS after replacing a master cylinder if little to no air gets in the brake lines.

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