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Activity Originally Created By: MaryRose Lovgren

R&R Brake Master Cylinder

Part of Lesson Plan: Master Cylinder Diagnosis and Repair (updated) By Ken Hamel

Activity Overview / Details

Students are brought out to the shop and split into groups of 2-3. Each group is given a shop vehicle and shown by the instructor how to remove a brake master cylinder per the vehicle manufacturers instructions. If a spare master cylinder is available for each vehicle, the students should bench bleed it before removing the one from the car. This will lessen the amount of air that will need to be bled from the system. If spare Master Cylinders are not available, have the students cap off the brake lines as soon as they remove them from the Master Cylinder.