Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Cost

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Estimate (National Average)

Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a Brake Master Cylinder Replacement is between $332 and $446. Labor costs are estimated between $105 and $134 while parts are priced between $227 and $312. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $105 - $134
Parts: $227 - $312
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

Problems elsewhere in the brake system can cause symptoms similar to a defective brake master cylinder, including stuck calipers and ABS valve bodies. Have the shop inspect the entire brake system to verify that the problem is specific to the master cylinder.

Flushing brake fluid every two years can extend the life of your brake master cylinders.

Common Symptoms

A failing brake master cylinder can cause the brake pedal to sink, feel spongy, and be unresponsive when depressed. It may also feel like the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor when braking. This is a very serious condition—the car should not be driven.

A defective brake master cylinder can set a diagnostic trouble code and cause a warning light on the dashboard to illuminate.

Brake master cylinders are often replaced when they begin to leak brake fluid.

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Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Cost