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portraitpainter

portra ... 4/11/2010

2001 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cyl 2.2L

Brakes

Brake fluid leak between brake master cylinder and power booste

170k miles, Brake fluid leak between brake master cylinder and power booster, brakes work fine, no leakage inside car, new pads and discs six months ago low miles since then. Is the master cylinder bad or the power booster or both? Can I rebuild them or do I have to replace them?

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Bobby

Bobby 4/12/2010

Its the seal on the master cylinder, you can rebuild the master cylinder but sometimes its easier to just replace then deal with rebuilding. It will same you time, but weigh out the cost if your doing it yourself.

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portraitpainter

portraitpainter 4/13/2010

Thanks so much for your reply. I'lln probably replace the mc. Should I be worriedabout the brake power booster having gone bad or getting damaged by the leak?

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portraitpainter

portraitpainter 4/16/2010

Thank you so much for your answer. It's a big relief not to have to replace the pb. They are expensive!

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Bobby

Bobby 4/13/2010

Brake fluid can peal paint and sometimes eat into rubber. I would say the brake booster is fine, just when you replace the master make sure you clean off any brake fluid that has gotton on the booster. But I don't think you will have any problems.

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