Brake Master Cylinder May Need Replacing at 125,000 Miles on Geo Prizm

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. When replacing the master cylinder, it is critical to adjust the brake pedal to master cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and overheat.

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Average mileage: 153,000 (104,000–189,000)
3 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997
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problem details
pedal very soft. brake not very responsive, new rotors, pads and new shoes installed. reservoir full with brake fluid and no leaks anywhere.
1995 Geo Prizm 166,000 mi,
Locking brakes.,calibers