The average cost for a Brake Master Cylinder Replacement is between $255 and $386. Labor costs are estimated between $158 and $201 while parts are priced between $97 and $185.Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Cost
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Estimate (National Average)
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.
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.