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Brake Cylinder Mystery


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Now this problem came along with the clutch slave cylinder when i was bleeding the system. I took the whole rear right brake system apart including the wheel brake cylinder and i cant seem to find anything wrong.

It has some rust stains here and there but there are no deep scratches or dents. But the weird thing is that the fluid leaks from tis component on the brake system.

Any Ideas . . . . .




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Just sounds like you need to replace the wheel cylinder - the seals do wear out. I don't know if a rebuild kit is available, but they're cheap, so just replace. Suggest thinking of doing both because if one went, the other isn't far behind and this way you don't waste all that new brake fluid.

Suggest upgrading to the Tii spec wheel cylinder. It is slightly larger and will improve braking a little.


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Some advice while working on the brake system in general...

Be *very* carefull threading the fittings back together. They are extremely easy to cross thread, and screw things up badly. When screwing in a fitting you should be able to go quite a bit with your fingers, if you can't you've likely got it cross threaded, back out and try again... It will take many tries on each fitting to get them right, working with the alignment of the flare fitting and the hard lines.

Secondly, use a flair nut wrench. They make them specifically for this purpose so you won't bugger up the soft nut using a standard wrench. Absolutely worth the few bucks it costs for the appropriate wrench.

Hear me now beleive me later... It will be a bit frustrating, but it's soo easy to screw this up. I've seen it done ad. infinitum.


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