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Car fixed - take two

April 18th, 2006 at 06:50 pm

Well, I guess I'll find out in the morning if I really have brakes now. I probably do. They ended up replacing the master cylinder. No kidding - that really should have been their first guess. Granted they DID fix something on Friday, just not the whole problem. On the bright side, they gave me a break on the labor charges for the inconvenience. So, another $250 and most of the hydraulics in the braking system are replaced. It seems to me the master cylinder should have lasted more than 2 or 3 years. I don't know anyone who has ever had one replaced in a car. Twice for me in this car! They did say it was quite rusted, so that's really got me wondering about the shop that replaced it the first time. I stopped going there quite a while ago.

So...$400 on brakes and without my car for 3 days. I will certainly go ballistic if DH even thinks about buying one more useless thing for his car. He wants an air intake setup - a different one than the one he has! All I want is a mechanic who's not too chicken to fix a coolant leak. Oh, and brakes too! Those are nice.

2 Responses to “Car fixed - take two”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I had the master cylinder replaced on my brakes once, when my car was eleven years old (its now 14). I agree it shouldn't have had to be replaced again so soon. I go to a place that specializes in brakes now. Have had no problems with my brakes since. They are kind of the most important part of the car. Some people might say engines, but what good is starting a car if you can't stop it? Hope they work now for you.

  2. miclason Says:

    "what good is starting a car if you can't stop it?"

    LOL! I agree!!

    sorry to hear about your car, D... my stomach still contracts when I hear/read about car repairs! OUCH!

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