Now we see what's going on.
As a mechanic, for safety reasons, I have to tell you that every rubber part in the system needs to be replaced. And the system completely flushed with new fluid.
I've delt with this problem a few times.
I had to replace the maser cylinder,
the font hoses,
I normally try to rebuild the calipers myself with a new seal kits if they are a lot less that a rebuild caliper from the store (and I never trust rebuilt parts anyway)
the rear hose, (or hoses)
and slave cylinders or calipers.
So far, I have not had to replace the ABS unit, but it is a possibility that it could fail at a later date.
What you do will be your own decision. But I will tell you a bedtime story.
Customer comes in.
Accidentally put power steering fluid in. And the master cylinder had failed,
I tell them that they need to replace everything, But since I'm just a dumb mechanic and don't know anything, he insists that we only do the master cylinder.
We refuse and he takes his car, saying that he'll do it himself.
About 2 months later it comes back on a flatbed.
One of the rear wheels was locked up and had a flat spot on the tire.
(a flat spot is where the tread is worn away, and the tire is no longer round)
I noticed the car, and requested that the writer assign it to me.
We pull it in with a floor jack under the locked up wheel and I start checking things out.
The master cylinder was new
the front hoses were new
the front calipers were new
and now the right rear caliper was locked up.
I'm betting that he was replacing one piece at a time as each one slowly failed.
So I got to replaced everything this time,
and he had to buy a new tire as well.
The service writer "played dumb" when the guy came to pick it up and asked what happened.
The guy said the wheel just locked up while he was on the outer road, (that's a 45mph zone).
It could have happened on the highway.
You are driving a minivan, so i'm going to assume you have kids.
Do what you think is best.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 7:27 PM