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2000 Dodge Durango Question: contaminated brake fluid

 

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wpadurnago, 4.7L V8, Pittsburgh, PA, May 13, 2009, 15:46
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My brake fluid is contaminated and some distributor needs to be replaced (cant remember name). Dealer says all rubber brake parts need to be replaced. It will be a minimum of $1500.oo just for parts. Can I get this done cheaper? I do nto have a warranty.

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    matte May 13, 2009, 16:32
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    Contaminated brake fluid will result in most of the brake components being ruined, including the hoses and also the brake master cylinder.

    $1,500 does not sound unlikely or unfair, but if you are uncomfortable, the best course of action is to get a second opinion.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 13, 2009, 23:02
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    I agree with Matt. If the brake fluid is contaminated what is it contaminated with? Has someone put some other fluid in the resivour , engine oil, power steering fluid? If the system has an incompatible fluid it could destroy the ABS components as well. I may want a second opinion and would even after repairs get the fluid changed again in six months to ensure all the contaminants are removed from the hydraulic system.

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