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.
contaminated brake fluid on 2000 Dodge Durango
by wpadurnago in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13, 2009
ANSWER by patrick mannion , May 13, 2009
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.
ANSWER by matte , May 13, 2009
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.