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Brake Master Cylinder Replacement Cost




$254 to $381
National Average
Estimate includes:


Parts (excludes tax & 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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