This could be caused from the closing off of the flex line or a bad caliper or a bad master cylinder
You've either got a bad Brake hose or bad master cylinder. Both these things can cause a caliper to stick.
If the front brake caliper is sticking, the disc may be uneven. Brakes that are left to scrape on the disc for a long time before they are changed will damage the disc enough to cause sticking or slipping.
A rotted brake line, a leaky front caliper, a leaky rear wheel cylinder, a leaky master cylinder,
It was the clutch master cylinder. It finally went completely out. I checked the slave cylinder, it looked and operated ok, so I assumed it was the master cylinder, I replaced it, it works now.
Perhaps a bad master cylinder--return plugged or restricted As friction develops at rotors brake fluid expands and pushes back into master cylinder if return is restricted, expanded fluid will cause caliper piston to put pressure on rotor, essentially applying the brakes NOTE: I had same problem with front left and it was the Caliper, had to rebuild the caliper
Caliper sticking - take off caliper and try to push back piston into the caliper bore (if possible with the bleeder open) Flex hose restricted -Remove from caliper, take lid off of master cylinder and see if fluid runs out at a good pace (don't let it go empty) Pads stuck in caliper hardware - remove caliper and make sure pads move freely. Calipers may act different from hot to cold, when does it not release? Check it when its acting up.
The caliper is probably sticking. With the car jacked up and on a jack stand and the wheel removed, see if you can turn the caliper. You can probably see what's sticking this way.
Try Changing the Brake Hose. They Rot On The Inside And Restrict The Flow Of Brake Fluid Back To The Master Cylinder. GOOD LUCK
The main cause of uneven wearing brake shoes is a sticking or stuck caliper. Check to see if the caliper is releasing properly all the time.
One cause is that the cylinder the caliper piston moves in has scores - grooves worn in the cylinder walls that the edge of the piston is catching on. One of the easiest approaches would be to replace the caliper with a remanufactured / rebuilt one.
The most common cause is one or more of the brake calipers is not releasing from discs properly causing excessive friction. It smells like hot metal and is often confused with the smell of hot electrical wiring. This is caused by a faulty master cylinder, or the piston in the caliper is sticking (happened to me last week).
Your in a bit of trouble here. Power steering fluid will cause the seals in your brake master cylinder, calipers, and wheel cylinders to swell up. The system will definitely need to be flushed out. Remove the lid to your master cylinder open a can of brake fluid and turn it upside down while sticking it on the opening of yoru master cylinder. Much like the bottle of water on an office water cooler. Then go to each wheel and open the caliper and wheel cylinder bleeders. The fluid in your brake sytem will flush out emptying the container of brake fluid into your brake system. Do this a couple times and don't let the master cylinder run dry or you will get air in your brake lines. This may still be too late if the p/s fluid has damaged your seals. If your pedal dose not feel perfect take it to a garage
Failed Master Cylinder would be my guess. Replace the Master Cylinder.
It means your master cylinder needs to be replaced or rebuilt. The seals inside the cylinder can go bad and cause this to happen.
Bad master cylinder.
sounds like your brake caliper is sticking. This would cause the pads to be in constant contact with the rotor.
Air in a brake line or a bad master cylinder could cause this. Bleed the brake lines if you have been working on any brake cylinder. If this happened without any warning, the master brake cylinder is probably the cause and should be replaced.
The brake master cylinder has nothing to do with the way the car runs. It certainly wouldn't cause it to stall.....Maybe the brake booster?
I had the same issue and it turned out to be that the break caliper was sticking and needing replacing.
Yes. It will cause the seals to swell up in the master cylinder. This will cause a loss of braking. You need to remove the fluid and flush out the master cylinder(with clean brake fluid) immediatly.
Not usually. It is possible for the mater cylinder get suck in the apply position, but the brake pedal would not return to the up position after stopping. A more common problem for the brakes to be stuck applied is a locked wheel cylinder or brake caliper, or a jambed parking brake. These issues will be at one or more of the wheels, so check there if your brake pedal is at normal height.
Normally this is caused by a Master Cylinder that has failed. Replace the Master Cylinder. Normally this is caused by the loss of fluid in the brake system. The fluid reservoir needs to be checked first. It possibly may be caused by a bad master cylinder but the most common cause is loss of brake fluid.
Expanding the calipers (when you put in new brake pads) can cause the master cylinder reservoir to overflow. Before attempting to perform repairs, make certain it isn't simply leaking out of the master cylinder reservoir. HOWEVER... If it's leaking at the left front wheel, you'll probably need to replace the caliper. Sometimes a hydraulic cylinder, such as the caliper cylinder, can become pitted and when the rubber seal of the piston crosses the pitted surface it can leak brake fluid. Simple answer, find out where it's leaking, it may be nothing, it may be something to repair.