Brake trouble, and its causing me a lot of it.

Tiny
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Hyundai Elentra 2000

My question today is hopefully an easy one.
I recently had my back brake pads replaced. The person who changed them had trouble bleeding the driver side brake, However I did have brake at that time. Slowly, through out the time that I had it fixed the brake peddle would pump then go right to the floor at a stop. *Signs of the master cylinder*
I took the car into an auto repair shop and he informed me that the problem was not with the bleeding of the back brakes it was the master cylinder. $310.00 later, 185.00 for the cylinder and $110.00 labor. He now informs me that there is another problem. The Proportioning Valve is not working and he cannot blow it out. “ I was instructed to drive it” that I would only get front brakes from time to time. The valve will either blow it self out or we will need to replace it. I drove the car one day, felt a bit of play during the day, then all of a sudden no brakes. Pumping does not work at all now. Brakes go all the way to the floor but I can get a stop in… Full stop, peddle is to the floor. Now I have been looking on the web for Proportioning Valve” some type of information about this. I am not finding “ how to’s” anywhere for a Hyundai Elentra. The Mechanic is telling me that this valve is going to cost 185.00 for this part. I am wondering if I am getting hosed here. “ No pun intended”. Can someone help me? I am worried about taking it back and not knowing anything. I do need to call him and tell him that I have no brakes. Also if it is the proportioning valve would it act like the master cylinder is out again?”
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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 12:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hello I am a Hyundai tech, it sounds like the car was mis diagnosed the 1st time, the master cylinder was probably good and it was the porportion valve the whole time. I think replacing that valve will fix the issue, I have even actually made this mistake when I was a greenhorn, I misdiagnosed it the same way and it all turned out to be the valve, good luck
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Sunday, May 27th, 2007 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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I believe so to, to bad I didn't ask for the master cylinder back. The Mechanic got 310.00 out of me that is for sure. Well, it's a learning expence I get you could say.

Thanks for you responce, Taking the car to a new mechanic this week.
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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Oh yes, I called the mechanic and he is standing by the master cylinder story, and said " when you want that valve let me know< I will order it and get your in as soon as possible. " Cold day in hell" I have no proof that he messed up, but like someone told me " he knows he did" just like you said " when you were a green horn". Lol

Thanks much
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
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Ye well we live and we learn, it just stinks when u put your trust into somebody and they make a mistake like that. Im sure he wont make that mistake againl lol and im sure u will be a little bit more cautious now. Mistakes do happen like that time to time and sometimes there are multiple problems that would seem that the car was mis diagnosed. Thats where experience comes into play
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your words, makes me feel better. Thanks for your help, I will reply and let you know what the outcome is :)

Take care
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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OK great.
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 8:59 PM

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