Though their prices vary greatly, most master cylinders basically consist of a housing, pistons, a reservoir, some seals and various sensors. Including the hourly labor, the cost of having a master cylinder replaced can range from a little over $150 to well over $500.
Master cylinder prices are different from one vehicle to the next, based on variables such as size, construction, and additional parts such as sensors or solenoids. The master cylinder on a 2005 Chevrolet Impala costs around $90, for instance, while the same part on a 2005 BMW 525i runs $200.
Similar to part variations, the labor will differ from car to car. The only thing that each car will have in common is that the brake fluid must be bled after replacing the master cylinder. The labor time on the 2005 Impala is 1.3 hours, while the 2005 525i calls for 2.9.
- Photo Credit LeventKonuk/iStock/Getty Images
- How Much Should I Pay to Replace My Clutch Master Cylinder?
How to Fix a Leak From the Brake Master Cylinder
It is common for piston and valve seals inside the brake master cylinder to leak after years of service. Still, you can...
How to Replace a Ford F-150 Master Brake Cylinder
The master cylinder is a vital part of the braking system. This device is responsible for sending the necessary hydraulic fluid through...
How to Replace a Chevy Blazer's Brake Master Cylinder
One of the most important safety components on your Chevy Blazer, the master cylinder helps to develop the necessary amount of hydraulic...
How to Repair a Master Cylinder on a Ford Ranger
The master cylinder is the heart of your Ford Ranger’s brake system. When the driver pushes down on the brake pedal, a...
How to Replace the Honda Civic Clutch Master Cylinder
If the clutch master cylinder fails to function properly, you will not be able to shift gears. This could leave you stranded...
How to Install a Master Cylinder
Installing a master cylinder is normally a two-person job. Once the part has been installed on the car, it will be necessary...
How to Bleed the Clutch on a 2002 Lancer
The clutch is a friction pad that engages the flywheel of the engine to turn the transmission. The clutch in the Mitsubishi...
A Master Cylinder Vs. a Slave Cylinder
The master and slave cylinder relationship is about what you'd expect from the names; a master tells the slave to push or...
How to Install a New Brake Master Cylinder
Install a new brake master cylinder in your car during high-performance brake installation on a classic muscle car; learn how from our...