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Q: When you have to replace a rear wheel cylinder is it best to do both or not on 2002 Chevrolet Astro

I have been having problems with my brakes not feeling right to me since ive owned the car at first my husband had it checked out ok replaced pads the basics so the were ok for a short while complained yo him again had checked rear needed adjustments it was ok 2 or3 days squeeking, grinding etc started again but only on occasion tokd husband had checked out replaced rear shoes and drums even though mechanic said wasnt nessesary but I wanted it fone cause I am not crazy I know what im hearing and feeling and I know the peddke shouldn't be loose etv so they changed them to make me happy. It was good for 2-3 weeks then not feeling right again. I finally took it upon myself to do something come to find out my rear brakes had NO pressure at all so started by replacing the master Cylinder yeah looked like that fixed my problem so we thought all of a sudden my rear tire is making a whistle sound whivh turned into a creaking sound very hard to discribe needless to say I had towed it home finding that there is oil or some kind of liquid I'm thinking break fluid all over that tire the mechanic say he thinks it's that I lost or broke the wheel cylinder on the right side should I just replace the one that is the problem or do both?
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Thank you but now I am so confused I had my van towed back to where they put the master cylinder in yesterday and they said by what I described my wheel cylinder busted or whatever ok I said take care of it well I called to see what was going on with it and if it was the wheel cylinder I was going to tell them to change both well they say now nothing is wrong it's not making that horrible noise it's not leaking anywhere and they couldn't even see where it was leaking. But last night the toe truck driver my husband and my 2 daughters and myself saw it and heard it!!! I am confused what could this be or why would it do this??!
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