Date: 23 Jul 2001 19:51:44 -0700 From: ychennopsam30.net (Yaofeng) Subject: Re: brake/clutch fluid reservoir in OG 900
jw <johnwebster1nopsamhlink.net> wrote in message news:<3B5CB381.27FE2682nopsamhlink.net>... > As I stated in another post, my brake pedal is really soft. For the > last couple of days, the brakes can "grab" right away when I hit the > pedal, or the pedal can travel what feels like 2 or 3 inches before > the brakes work. I feel like I'm not getting power assistance when > the pedal travels like this. Brakes were all new (rotors and > calipers) about 6 months ago. > > Today, my brake fluid light flashed on once. When I parked and > checked the fluid, it was so full that it was seeping out the seam > in the reservoir. > > Does this mean the master cylinder is indeed shot, or the brakes > just need to be bled as someone else said??? > > Thanks again for any info. I am on a limited budget for the next > couple of weeks and hoping I can get by with only bleeding the > brakes, not paying for a new master cylinder. > > -jw If you haven't disturbed the brake lines like bleeding or opening up the nipples, and if there are no signs of brake fluid leakage, chances are you need a master. I'd replaced it right away.