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Old 09-06-2002, 07:16 PM
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brakes to the floor......

Coming home from work and the brake pedal goes to the floor. Pump it up and it is fine. Down the road a little bit and it does it again. By the time I got it home it seemed fine again. Crawled under the car and there are no wet spots. Under hood there are no wet spots and the fluid level is fine. What gives?????
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Old 09-06-2002, 08:49 PM
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You said there is no brake flueid leak anywhere, so it has to be the master cylinder.
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Old 09-07-2002, 05:00 PM
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You probably already know this but just in case ...

Under NO circumstances drive this car until you fix the master cylinder.
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Old 09-07-2002, 08:28 PM
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I have been driving the car on short aroubd town trips VERY carefully. It hasn't happened since.
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:10 PM
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I would still fix the problem. You could end up having to perform a panic stop if someone cuts you off and end up having to pump a few times to build up enough pressure to stop, you do not want this to happen.
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Old 09-08-2002, 01:25 AM
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I would still fix the problem. You could end up having to perform a panic stop if someone cuts you off and end up having to pump a few times to build up enough pressure to stop, you do not want this to happen.
I'm in total agreement with this statement.
My master left me in a parking lot two weeks ago....man was i luky.
I was just pulling out of my space when it happend, wooooo baby.
The parking was full, the time was 2M, add to wait 'till 5:30 for the shops to close,
then with my hazard on, 2-3 mph, one hand on the steering, one hand on the emergency brakes.
Not a pleasent experience, thank you very much.

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Old 09-08-2002, 11:56 AM
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I don't want to harp on this, and really the two posters above have said it more eloquently than I can, but I still feel obliged to repeat what I said before. I would absolutely, seriously, NOT drive this vehicle until the problem was thoroughly investigated. If I were not going to fix it myself, I would have it flatbedded to a trusted independent MB tech TODAY (OK, Monday ....)

This is not an elective problem that you can live with a while until it declares itself more consistently. Also be aware that you are not just jeopardizing your own life but those of others on the road (can you say jaywalker?)
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