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Re: brake dragging ...

> Hi, Mitch and Zafer,
> My '86 5kcs also has a little dragging sometimes.  Last month when
> I had the oil change at Anchor Audi Dealer in Long Island, the
> mechanics told me that the dragging is caused by faulty master
> cylinder.  The estimated cost: $270 parts and $105 labor.  I'm
> going to have a second estimate on this.  
> Zafer, can you tell me how much it costed to replace the master
> cylinder?  

I paid $90 for the ATE brand (original equipment for Audi) brake
master cylinder at Halsey Imports (800-792-0081) last year. I replaced
it myself. Seems like the dealer is charging you three times as much
for the same part and 1 1/2 hours labor. Replacing the master cyl is
easy, but you need to bleed the brake system. If you don't have
experience working on brakes, I suggest you buy the part from Halsey
and have a competent mechanic do it for you.

'87 5000TQ IA Stage II

Zafer Mehmood				   AT&T Bell Laboratories
zm@mhcnet.att.com			   Murray Hill, NJ