1997 Oldsmobile 88 Master Cylinder/Rear Cylinders

  • 1997 OLDSMOBILE 88
Brakes problem
1997 Oldsmobile 88

My car brakes pretty much go all the way to the floor. My dad bled the breaks last week, it helped some but not much. I haven't driven it, except to the shop this morning.

When I finally got a phone call around 4pm, the guy at the shop said I need the master cylinder, rear cylinders, back brake shoes, back brakes brought up to code (supposedly they were leaking) and my brake line flushed. I asked could I just replace the master cylinder and wait on the back rear cylinders/brakes.

He told me that if I replaced the master cylinder and not the old back cylinders - that the back rear cylinders would bust or explode on me and the brakes would give out totally. In other words, I wouldn't be able to stop unless I crashed.

I know the front brakes do most of the stopping. Is what he said to me true or can I wait two weeks to get the back cylinders/brakes fixed?

I do have the money to get everything fixed, but will be completely broke afterwards.

Please help! Thanks in advance!
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 9:34 PM

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Although you may need all of those things I dont know, I did not see, and I know these people lie just to get a buck. The front brakes do do most of the stopping about 75 percent. I f you want to change the master cylinder to see if that may make a difference then go ahead, There was a time when I had no brakes, I drove around with just emergency brakes in the rear, because I had to go to work. But its easier to do that when your e brake is next to the shifter between the seats, not on the floor by the brake pedal, that wont work, anyway you may have a week seal in the master cylinder and that could be causing your soft pedal. So go ahead and change it. I cant hurt. I dont think it will "make the rear cylinders burst". Wow
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 9:52 PM

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