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#1628420 - 06/01/2019 21:03 Brake master cylinder
Jhoney Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2018
Posts: 6
Loc: Bedfordshire
Got a spongy clutch pedal and noticed some fluid leaking into footwell, I take it my master cylinder is gone? Any advice on changing one of these much appreciated. Ps where is the fluid reservoir? Thanks in advance

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#1628424 - 06/01/2019 22:50 Re: Brake master cylinder [Re: Jhoney]
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Registered: 04/03/2007
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Loc: Auld Reekie
Check it's not the heater matrix leaking onto the footwell carpet - common fault if it's not been changed previously.

Does your clutch pedal sink to the floor while stationary but when you lift it back up with your foot it maintains pressure? If so that's probably the master cylinder and it's awkward to get at.

If the pedal falls flat to the floor think slave cylinder - accessed under battery tray.
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#1628427 - 07/01/2019 06:33 Re: Brake master cylinder [Re: Jhoney]
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Originally Posted By Jhoney
Ps where is the fluid reservoir? Thanks in advance


The reservoir is against the firewall and it serves both the brakes and clutch.
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#1628459 - 07/01/2019 23:26 Re: Brake master cylinder [Re: Jhoney]
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Registered: 11/11/2018
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Definitely clutch fluid leaking out. When I put foot on pedal it goes to floor and slowly returns when I lift off, can only just change gear now. When I replace will I have to bleed the brakes as well? Never changed one of these before so a bit green. Thanks for the info so far 👍👍

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#1628460 - 07/01/2019 23:39 Re: Brake master cylinder [Re: Jhoney]
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Sounds like master cylinder - the internal seal goes but isn't always associated with actual fluid loss, though it sounds like it's a possibility in your case.

If your windscreen has collected a film over the inside which is difficult to clear I would still investigate the heater matrix.....
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