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Hi guys. A little annoyed, lol

Just had to re-fit a set of brake shoes and seen that my rear passenger side brake cylinder is leaking brake fluid through a hairline crack in the rubber boot. If the brake pedal is pumped, it squirts brake fluid out six feet from the car (with the drum off), never a good sign. Does this mean new brake cylinder or can i repair the boot with some kind of rubber sealent. I thought of using silicone sealent but as its brakes, i dnt really want to be messing around. Also is it the boot that has gone, or have the seals in the cylinder them selves gone. has anyone had this problem and how much is a new cylinder likely to cost me. Any help asap appreciated ppl!

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Hi guys. A little annoyed, lol

Just had to re-fit a set of brake shoes and seen that my rear passenger side brake cylinder is leaking brake fluid through a hairline crack in the rubber boot. If the brake pedal is pumped, it squirts brake fluid out six feet from the car (with the drum off), never a good sign. Does this mean new brake cylinder or can i repair the boot with some kind of rubber sealent. I thought of using silicone sealent but as its brakes, i dnt really want to be messing around. Also is it the boot that has gone, or have the seals in the cylinder them selves gone. has anyone had this problem and how much is a new cylinder likely to cost me. Any help asap appreciated ppl!

No way can u use sealent!!! nooooo another cylinder will cost u between 10 an 20 ££ are u gonna fit it yourself? u sound as if u dont know alot :yes:

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Hi guys. A little annoyed, lol

Just had to re-fit a set of brake shoes and seen that my rear passenger side brake cylinder is leaking brake fluid through a hairline crack in the rubber boot. If the brake pedal is pumped, it squirts brake fluid out six feet from the car (with the drum off), never a good sign. Does this mean new brake cylinder or can i repair the boot with some kind of rubber sealent. I thought of using silicone sealent but as its brakes, i dnt really want to be messing around. Also is it the boot that has gone, or have the seals in the cylinder them selves gone. has anyone had this problem and how much is a new cylinder likely to cost me. Any help asap appreciated ppl!

wheel cylinders are not that hard to fit at all, all you need is a 13/14 spanner and the cylinder, drain fluid and then disconnect brake line at rear then fit new one and do brake line up, make sure you clean any fluid from drum as it will contaminate shoes, if shoes are contaminated then replace shoes again as they won't work properly. then fill up brake fluid and bleed system.

hope this helps?

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Hi guys. A little annoyed, lol

Just had to re-fit a set of brake shoes and seen that my rear passenger side brake cylinder is leaking brake fluid through a hairline crack in the rubber boot. If the brake pedal is pumped, it squirts brake fluid out six feet from the car (with the drum off), never a good sign. Does this mean new brake cylinder or can i repair the boot with some kind of rubber sealent. I thought of using silicone sealent but as its brakes, i dnt really want to be messing around. Also is it the boot that has gone, or have the seals in the cylinder them selves gone. has anyone had this problem and how much is a new cylinder likely to cost me. Any help asap appreciated ppl!

wheel cylinders are not that hard to fit at all, all you need is a 13/14 spanner and the cylinder, drain fluid and then disconnect brake line at rear then fit new one and do brake line up, make sure you clean any fluid from drum as it will contaminate shoes, if shoes are contaminated then replace shoes again as they won't work properly. then fill up brake fluid and bleed system.

hope this helps?

Dude thats a long process and its a bit over the top!

All you do is fit a brake pipe clamp on the flexi pipe going to which ever cylinder is getting replaced, disconnect the 10mm headed brake pipe that fits in the back of the cylinder, then there are x2 8mm headed bolts that hold the cylinder to the back plate!

Replace and bolt on cylinder, then bolt on brake pipe, remove pipe clamp and bleed only the on brake! :thumbsup:

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