Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Brakes and Traction Control > Hydraulic System, Brakes > Brake Master Cylinder > Component Information > Fundamentals and Basics > Notes, Warnings, and Hints > Page 2667
Brake Master Cylinder: Fundamentals and Basics
Basic Service, Replacement
New or rebuilt master-cylinder
Fresh/New brake fluid
Aerosol brake cleaner.
New or Rebuilt Master Cylinder
Always closely compare the new master-cylinder with the old master-cylinder. Minor variations in the size and depth of the primary piston
Examine the end of the master-cylinder where the pushrod contacts the piston. The depth and diameters of the pistons should match.
Proper bench bleeding the master-cylinder and flushing the brake system will require a minimum of 16 oz of brake fluid.
Never Mix DOT 3 (light amber in color) with DOT 5 (purple in color). There have been reports of damage to brake system seals when
Always store brake fluid in a sealed container. When left open brake fluid will absorb moisture from the air. This reduces the boiling point
Never add automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, or power steering fluid to the master-cylinder. Petroleum based fluids will cause the
Aerosol Brake Cleaner
Commercially produced aerosol brake cleaners are designed to effectively clean brake systems while not leaving an oily residue.
Do not use carburetor cleaner or solvent based products to clean brake system components. These products will leave a residue which
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