1985 CHEVY EL CAMINO MASTER CYLINDER OR POWER BOOSTER

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  • 1985 Chevrolet El Camino

Brakes problem
1985 Chevy El Camino V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

While driving my vehicle, I noticed when I have to come to a stop, I have to put a lot of pressure on the brake pedal just to stop the vehicle. What might be the problem? In my master cylinder reservoir the oil is dark black and the level of the oil has never changed for the past 2 years. The level stays at the maximum line and I've never added any other brake fluid since I've bought the vehicle because it is always at it's full capacity. The power booster does look very old due to the rust and oil gunk from the reservoir that's covering it. But if I were to just change the master cylinder and reservoir and bleed the lines, would that fix the problem I am having with braking while driving?

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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 6:31 PM

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Replace the M/C and bleed the system after you inspect the pads and shoes

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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM

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