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Old 11-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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So when the whoosie whatsie fills up completely, then .... she's gonna blow?! I guess it just starts leaking out somewhere else? Or there's no where else to leak so the back-pressure forces the fluid to stay in the master cylinder? There must be a pony around here somewhere!

If I'm going to keep driving her to submit to inspection by the authorities, I guess I'm just going to have to keep pouring brake fluid in until I've filled up all the available whoosie whatsies and we have a chance to fix the MC.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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The Airstream motorhomes don't have a whoosie whatsie to leak into. It has a whatchamacallit that connects to the power steering pump and supplies power to the brake M/C. If you loose your power steering pump you lose the whatchamacallit and all you have is manual steering and manual brakes.

Been down that road and didn't like it one bit.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #17
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Ouch!

I remember once I developed vapor lock, stalled, and stood on the brakes at 70 miles an hour coming down out of the Appalachians. Let's not try that again, shall we?

Thanks!
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Hi, OK a master cylinder can leak in the rear and be sucked into the vacuum brake booster, [and from there into the engine] but I think you have a hydro-boost instead. I believe that you have the parking brake that is mounted on the back of the transmission. These work really good. So if it doesn't work, get it fixed. Your dash sounds like you have a bad ground connection, but if you have some burned wires, all kinds of ill effects can happen. Burned wires are rarely only in the area that you see. I have replaced many burnt dash looms. You may get a break on the smog if your vehicle is from out of state. [and old] If from California and the smog devices have been removed, good luck.
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You must be talking about Airslide Vinnie. He keeps claiming he's a trailer guy but we all know deep down he's moho all the way.

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Most interesting, Bob, on many counts!

I'll ask Vinnie about what he sees when we look under the coach. I do have an out-of-state motor home that is 26 years old, and I'm prayin' for a break, so to speak.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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Hey, I just sent you an email!
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I just ran across this post... Master cylinder replacement. Does this job really take 4 hours to do? I have taken these apart before but cant remember the layout in the airstream. Is it pretty much buried under the engine compartment? Any pictures? Here is the link

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I was just wondering about this, having just read your email. I'm really glad you caught it. Keep me posted.
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I found these pictures..

Brad, they may have come from one of your threads..
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I found these pictures..

Brad, they may have come from one of your threads..
Vinnie I find it easiest to pull the left front tire, gives a bit of work space. There is a sheet metal mud cover that lives in front of the master cylinder and bends around behind the head light. Once you remove that everything is right in front of you.

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I found these pictures..

Brad, they may have come from one of your threads..
Airslide, not my pictures although they look exactly like what I took apart

The only bit of advice I might be able to give is give a close look at the pushrod between the M/C and the hydroboost. When I had a shop in Arkansas replace my M/C it took them a month to get the brakes to work right. Part of the problem they claim to have had is the pushrod was wrong. How that could occur I don't know but they supposedly replaced the M/C a half dozen times trying to get the brakes to work.

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POI......If I remember my GM manuals correctly, if brake fluid has leaked into the HB assembly it should be replaced.
Maybe dznf0g could supply some more current info on the subject.

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