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Old 05-17-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Blown master cylinder

Put the Dakota toad on the tow bar this morning installed the Patriot brake system hit set up it pushed the brake pedal like always but this time there was a noise like someone let the air out of something. I knew what the noise was and started the toad and sure enough brake pedal goes right to the floor and all the brake warning lights are on. I've towed this truck for 2 years with no issues has anyone else had this problem is it bad to step on your brake pedal with the engine not running? Is my patriot system pushing too hard or is this just a fluke thing. Any input would be helpful.

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Old 05-17-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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If you've towed the pick-up for two years , using the Patriot system, following the same set up routine , and this is the first time you've had a problem.

I'm thinking ; fluke , master cylinder probably would have failed soon, during normal operation of the truck, but not been quite as dramatic.

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Pressing on the brake pedal without the engine running is not a problem. Skip has it right, bad master cylinder and totally coincidental fluke. Braking system did not affect it.
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