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Old January 3rd, 2017
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New thought-
on older cars when the Master Cylinder fails you get
a steady loss of pressure that fools you into thinking your
brakes are the same as yesterday, but they are actually leaving you.

I had this happen while driving around doing chores and while
I was sitting at a light my pedal sank slowly to the floor!

I nursed it home and found all this mung in the master cylinder and a bad score in the bore so I replaced it and problem solved.
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Old January 15th, 2017
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Now that a few weeks have passed, I have discovered some things.

I checked my Master Cylinder, and it was almost empty, so I added some DOT3 brake fluid, and the dash light turned off and the annoying dinging stopped. However, after driving about 200 miles, I yet agan was almost out of brake fluid, and I have since added more until I can take the car to my mechanic.

Before I take it to the mechanic, does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be? I suspect a leak somewhere in the system, but I am not super knowlegable about cars, so I honestly don't know where to begin.

For what it is worth, the current mileage is a hair above 95,200.
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Old January 15th, 2017
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I have also switched over to my other set of keys, and have not had the PassKey issue that I mentioned in my oringinal post. I suspect the other key had an issue of some kind, not really a big deal.
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Old July 6th, 2017
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Quote:
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New thought-
on older cars when the Master Cylinder fails you get
a steady loss of pressure that fools you into thinking your
brakes are the same as yesterday, but they are actually leaving you.

I had this happen while driving around doing chores and while
I was sitting at a light my pedal sank slowly to the floor!

I nursed it home and found all this mung in the master cylinder and a bad score in the bore so I replaced it and problem solved.
Whoa, that's risky, experiencing that while on the road. It's a good thing I came across this thread. I'll keep that in mind.
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