Cardone 11-2236 | Brake Master Cylinder

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Brake Master Cylinder

Fits: 87-90 Toyota Tercel, 88-89 Toyota Corolla, 89-90 Geo Prizm
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Brake Master Cylinder

CARDONE Remanufactured Master Cylinders are re-engineered, built and tested to match O.E. performance. Each unit features new, O.E.-quality seals and cups to ensure leak-free, long-lasting performance. Cast-iron master cylinders are treated with a premium protective coating to minimize rust and extend product life. All units are 100% computer tested to ensure perfect fit and function.


Bore Diameter (N):0.812"
FAQs:As a rule, always use the brake fluid recommended by the O.E. which is stamped on the master cylinder lid. Note: Always use new fluid from a sealed container.
FAQs:Check booster for a defective push rod seal. If this seal is bad, it could drain the brake fluid out of the master cylinder.
FAQs:Check the steering and suspension. Inspect both calipers for binding or sticky slides or pins. Check brake lining for oil/grease or uneven wear. Inspect brake hoses for restriction. Check for proper tire pressure.
FAQs:Does a step bore style master cylinder require a specific bleeding process?
FAQs:Dot 3 and 4 are Glycol-based fluids and Dot 5 is a silicone-based fluid.
FAQs:First, check for air in the system. Make sure master cylinder is level when bleeding. Air will compress in a hydraulic system causing a low pedal. Then, check for brake hose swelling or expanding under pressure. Next, check brake drums/discs for proper specifications. Finally, check brake material.
FAQs:How can I test a master cylinder to see if it's bypassing?
FAQs:I replaced the master cylinder and now the pedal is high and hard. Why?
FAQs:Most likely, the fluid in the system is contaminated. The most common form of contamination occurs when petroleum-based fluid has been accidentally introduced into the brake system. If that has happened it is almost certain that all rubber components in the brake system (hoses, seals, bladders) will need to be replaced after the system is thoroughly flushed. If the contamination is due to moisture, rust and/or dirt, it might be possible to restore operation by flushing the system and replacing the brake fluid with fresh, clean fluid. Always use the manufacturer-recommended brake fluid from a sealed container.
FAQs:My original master cylinder leaked out of the back of the piston into the booster area. Why?
FAQs:One side of my front brakes wonGÇÖt release, why?
FAQs:Replace all brake fluid. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it absorbs moisture. Too much water in brake fluid will cause vapor lock and apply pressure to the wheels. Also check for proper push rod adjustments and stop light/cruise control switch adjustments.
FAQs:Simply plug the master cylinder ports and press the brake pedal. If the master cylinder is bypassing, the pedal will go down. If the pedal stops hard, the master cylinder is OK.
FAQs:The brake pedal is low and spongy. Is it a bad master cylinder?
FAQs:The first step to bench bleeding a step bore is to slowly depress the master cylinder piston, then release slowly and wait 20 seconds before depressing again. NEVER pump piston/pedal with a step bore style master cylinder. Follow the same process on the vehicle.
FAQs:The master cylinder is working correctly. Check for a faulty brake booster or frozen wheel cylinder/caliper.
FAQs:This is caused by a problem with the caliper or a brake hose.
FAQs:What causes the brakes to lock up after only a couple of miles?
FAQs:What causes the car to pull to one side during braking?
FAQs:What type of fluid should I use: DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5?
FAQs:WhatGÇÖs the difference between Dot 3, 4 and 5?
FAQs:Why is the piston stuck inside the bore of my master cylinder?
Features and Benefits:As a remanufactured Original Equipment part, this unit guarantees a perfect vehicle fit.
Features and Benefits:Bleeding kits are supplied with the unit to make the bleeding process faster and easier (where applicable).
Features and Benefits:Bores meet critical micro-finish specifications to eliminate pitting and corrosion, a cause of premature failure.
Features and Benefits:Cast-iron master cylinders feature a premium protective coating to minimize rust and extend unit life.
Features and Benefits:Only new O.E.-quality seals and cups are used in the remanufacturing process to ensure O.E. performance and reliability. All rubber components meet S.A.E. specifications.
Features and Benefits:Our remanufacturing process is earth-friendly, as it reduces the energy and raw material needed to make a new part by 80%.
Features and Benefits:Piston assemblies are height-gauged to ensure the master cylinder equals the O.E. unit performance.
Features and Benefits:Plastic reservoirs are vacuum-tested to ensure they are leak free.
Installation Hardware Included:No
Master Cylinder Color/Finish:Gray
Master Cylinder Material:Aluminum
Mounting Hole Quantity:2
Package Contents:Master Cylinder
Port Quantity:2
Primary Port Size:M10 x 1.0
Product Condition:Remanufactured
Reservoir Included:No
Secondary Port Size:M10 x 1.0


  • Chevrolet: 94847509
  • Toyota: 4720112640
  • Toyota: 4720116140


  • 1987-1990 Toyota Tercel
  • 1988-1989 Toyota Corolla
  • 1989-1990 Geo Prizm

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