why is brake fluid still leaking on the inside of my car after master cylainder was replaced
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1995 Mazda MX-6
Question: I have brake fluid leaking on the inside of my drivers side, my floor mats are soiled
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 15, 2009, 11:10Master
Does your vehicle have a manual transmission? If so, it may have a leaking clutch master cylinder, or the new brake master cylinder was installed incorrectly or is bad. You may also have residual brake fluid trapped somewhere and it is leaking onto the floor.
Replyblaquelondon, October 15, 2009, 12:18Rookie
yes answer#1 i do have a manual transmission, so hopefully that is the problem, since ive replaced the master cylinder as of last week
Answer #2Visitor, March 25, 2010, 19:10
IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER, HAS BEN LEAKING FIRST IF YOU HAD THE BRAKE CYLINDER REPLACED,AND THE LEAK IS STILL EVIDENT.NOT TOO LIKELY THEY WOULD BOTH LEAK,AT THE SAME TIME.
Answer #3Visitor, February 05, 2011, 14:21
I have a 95 mazda 626 and I had that same brake fluid leak. I replaced the master cylinder and that didnt help the leak problem. I then replaced the clutch master cylinder. This fixed the internal brake fluid leak but I still had an external fluid leak. Then I replaced the slave cylinder and the leak was fixed.
If you have a manual transmission, it's probably the clutch master cylinder causing the leak inside your car.
ReplyVisitor, February 14, 2012, 19:54Rookie
Hi, my 2000 626 is doing the same thing. I took to the shop and we could not find the leak. But know the leak is inside my car on the drivers side. Thanks for that information.