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Brake Master Cylinder - How It Works

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SUMMARY: The master cylinder is the heart of the brake system. Housed deep in the body of the engine, the master cylinder is a hydraulic pump designed to supply hydraulic fluid under pressure to each of the wheels. Anything affecting the braking system of a vehicle is of utmost importance to the safety of the passengers.

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Response From Guest
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The master cylinder is the heart of the brake system. Housed deep in the body of the engine,

The master Cylinder has never been or ever will be "housed deep in the body of the engine." It has nothing to do with the engine. It is usually mounted to the firewall on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Response From DanD

It probably was meant to read deep in the engine compartment?????

Response From carjunky

Wow.... Great find.... I had the article fixed.

93 Chysler Imperial 3.8/L - Brake Master Cylinder

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Question From Guest on 93 Chysler Imperial 3.8/L - Brake Master Cylinder

My car needs a new brake master cylinder, but it wasn't manufactured with a few of its standered parts (like the tranny filter, it used the 92 model), unfortunatly, the brake master cylinder is one of them. It's not from any previous chrysler model or year. The paper showing it only had '1200 - Brake Master Cylinder w/ ABS'. The mechanic that looked at it said it'd cost me more than I paid for the car. That won't work, I need to know what it is, where can I get one cheap, and how to remove it. I've supplied a picture of it.

http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee342/erpm08/MasterCylinder.jpg

I really need this car, and I can't use it without brakes. I'm really tight on a budget too. So if you know any sites that'll sell it cheap, let me know.

Response From Guest

One last question; Do you know where online I could find it? i've been searching for this thing for over weak and I can't find it. The part number has got me no where in finding it.

Response From Double J

This should be the system you have on your vehicle...

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Response From Sidom

Another one of Chrysler's brilliant ideas, right up there with the " Hey lets put the voltage regulator in the PCM " Come'on guys those NEVER go out, I can't see a downside to this, can you?

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

https://www.mycarquesthomepage.com/graphicImages/small/745946128066_AIO.jpgMFG Code: BPR
Part Number: 20-1983
DescriptionREMFG MSTR CYL

Specifications

Features & Benefits

  • Feature: 100% Computer tested. Benefit: Guaranteed performance every time
  • Feature: 100% Computer tested.. Benefit: Guaranteed performance every time.
  • Feature: 100% OE quality New Seals are installed on every unit. Benefit: OE performance and reliability
  • Feature: 100% OE quality New Seals are installed on every unit.. Benefit: OE performance and reliability.
  • Feature: Cast iron master cylinders come with premium phosphate coating . Benefit: Extends on-car and on-shelf life
  • Feature: Cast iron master cylinders come with premium phosphate coating.. Benefit: Extends on-car and on-shelf life.
  • MSDS Sheets- No MSDS sheet available Application Summary
  • CHRY FAM 95-87;DOD/PLY T 95-84
  • Product Bulletins- No bulletins available Interchange Numbers Type Brand Part Number Specification Documents- No specifications available When I went to look this up, there were no other choices. Obviously, this is a reman. unit which I wouldn't even sell (due to liabilities), and doesn't come with reservoir. Part number is from CarQuest.

    Response From Loren Champlain Sr

    Why would the accumulator have to be replaced? I wouldn't use a reman master, but I didn't read that he needed anything other than the master? sigh.

    Response From Hammer Time

    That will not work on his car. He has an ABS accumulator.

    Response From Hammer Time

    That's not what he has. On his car, the accumulator is the master, I believe.

    Response From Guest
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    Is there a way to retro fit a different MC? Or does it absolutly need to be the same MC?

    Response From Hammer Time

    It needs to be the same. the whole system was engineered around it.

    Response From Hammer Time

    That is the brake master that is combined with the accumulator for the ABS. I'm afraid your mechanic was right. This part can be very expensive if it's even still available.

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