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Old 04-20-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Smile Location of Master Cylinder 2005 Fleetwood Southwind

I know that the master cylinder is under the driver's side floorboard, but how do I get to it? LOL What do I have to remove to be able to replace it. I am looking underneath, scratching my head and am new at this so any help will be very appreciated. Thank you to the forum and I know that I will be asking for help from time to time.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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I know that the master cylinder is under the driver's side floorboard, but how do I get to it? LOL What do I have to remove to be able to replace it. I am looking underneath, scratching my head and am new at this so any help will be very appreciated. Thank you to the forum and I know that I will be asking for help from time to time.

What chassis is your coach built on, and just curious, why does the master cylinder need replacing??

Thanks..
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P30 Chevrolet with a 454. The resivoir was dry and brake fluid was between it and the booster.
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P30 Chevrolet with a 454. The resivoir was dry and brake fluid was between it and the booster.

OK, I see what you mean, yup needs replacing or a rebuild. Only thing though, I've never seen a brake master cylinder located under the floorboard, most all I've seen were mounted on left front firewall, even my old 84 Airstream on the P30 chassis had master cylinder with vacuum booster mounted on the front firewall.

Probably the best bet is to call Fleetwood and hopefully they can give you some guidance as how to access it.

Also you may want to post your question under the Owner's Corner Forum in the Fleetwood Owner's Forum and maybe someone there can help..

Best of luck & keep us posted on your progress
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I have continued to search online and found out that the access point is through the left front wheel well. Turning the wheel to the left will gain some access, but if that isn't enough, I may have to remove the left front tire and jack it up a bit to get to it. Since the wheels were dry, I may also have to change all of the lines and then bleed them. That should take a while.

I found one site that had techs on line eager to answer any questions I had. After asking the brake question, they wanted money for an answer. So I told him if I had the cash, the rv would be at a shop and I hope he and his family were not in front of us while on the road. LOL
PS: There is an emergency brake and I'm not driving it anywhere with no brakes.

But when I am finished with the job, I will be happy to help anyone else in the forums that may have the same problem as to just how to do it and how long it took.

I just wonder how long its going to take to bleed all of the lines...........
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Glad to hear you figured out the access point, don't believe I've ever seen one like that.

The system bleed will probably take some time, just make sure to have plenty of fluid and someone who knows how to pump & hold while you work the bleed valves so you don't get more air in the lines.

Best of luck & do Keep us posted on your progress
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