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Old 08-11-2016, 11:02 PM   #1
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master brake cylinder failure

i had a master brake cylinder failure on the thruway going 45 mph. i ended up smashing a big SUV. long story short, its a total loss.

my car is totaled, i just did this 5PM today and im in shock. im nervous to get another alero, im on the fence, help?
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:28 AM   #2
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Glad you are okay, parts break. Cars arent meant to be invincible. You just had a freak accident. Dont be shy to buy another just cause of a part failure.

Ive had mine 8 years, 225k miles. Stock master cyl. No issues yet...
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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The only master cylinder failure I have ever had were on numerous rebuilt master cylinders. And they actually all worked, but leaked.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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i decided im going to try repairs to my alero if i can get it on the ramps, i was able to drive it on the ramps and park it with the E brake and park gear.

the damage is fixable but im groveling thinking about it. also my arm is killing me from the air bag blast.

hood is effed, see if a big friend i got(350lbs) can flatten it back

front bumper hit hard, but i might be able to fix it


major repairs are: master brake cylinder, exaust pipe broke in the middle, need new bolts and gasket for that. also air bag removal with replacement.
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I would think that there are plenty of donors at scrap yard or a cheap used unit for the parts?

Besides the arm, it's good to hear that you are doing okay?

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yeah im ok now, im going to give it an inspection with an LED flashlight tomorrow, see whats going on underneath the car.
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just found out it was a blown brake line, pump the brakes and it pours out.

im working on removing the airbags right now, just took out the front header panel i shattered. i straightened the hood out a little bit.
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just found out it was a blown brake line, pump the brakes and it pours out.

Flex piece or metal, and exactly which one?

In upstate NY on a car this old, if I had to guess, it would be a toss up between rusted out metal line and one of the front flex hoses.
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rusted out metal line is the correct answer, just wanted to let everyone know that after 30 hours of me working on it and then a body shop replacing my fuel lines and brake lines(rotted) my car is back on the road.

the only thing still left from the accident is there is a bumper patch on my bumper and my airbag light is now on. i guess i need to check out the forum called "how to reset my airbag light after a crash" lol. part of my 30 hours of labor was replacing airbags

other then that, i did 85 on the thruway the other day and the car ran smooth. no problems with performance.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:30 PM   #10
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When you change the airbag, you're supposed to change the sensor as well.
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do you need to have the airbags working to pass a NYS inspection, if not im going to say eff it.
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