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The Pontiac Grand Am is a mid-size size (and later compact) car produced by Pontiac. The 1999-2005 generation is the final generation of the Pontiac Grand Am.

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I need to know how to fix or replace the master cylinder?

The breaks are going all the way to the floor and can't afford to take it to the dealer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Debra, have you ever attempted to repair Brakes, especially the master brake cylinder? My concern is that this is a pretty vital part and you should at least have somebody knowledgeable looking over your shoulder. I do NOT mean to insult you or anything else, and I am sure there is plenty of help here to get it done right. Just wanting to make sure that you AND OTHERS ARE SAFE.


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These are the steps, but please take it as an educational information. If you are unsure of anything, get with a mechanic for repair and replacement of your brakes. Do not let economic hardship endanger you or others.

Removal Procedure

1. Disconnect the electrical connector to the fluid level switch (6)

2. disconnect the brake pipe tube nuts (3,4) from the master cylinder

3. Plug the open brake pipes (3,4) in order to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination

4. remove the master cylinder mounting nuts (5)

5. Remove the master cylinder (2) from the booster (1)

Installation Procedure

1. Install the master cylinder to the booster

tighten the mounting nuts to 20ft/lbs

2. Install the brake pipe tube nuts to 17ft/lbs

3. connect the electrical connector to the fluid level switch

4. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level using CLEAN BRAKE FLUID

5. Bleed the hydraulic brake system.

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Thank you, I wont be doing it myself, my husband will be. He has done other work on the car and I just wanted to make sure we do it in the right order so that it is done safely.


Sounds great, all the best of luck to you and hope you get it accomplished. :-)


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Debra wird auf ewig dankbar sein.

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