A1 Cardone Brake Master Cylinder Review
Probably, the most dangerous thing that could happen when you drive is to lose braking power. This would not only endanger you and your passengers, but it would also turn your car into scrap metal in an instant if you happen to be driving high-speed. This is the reason why brake inspection is very necessary. When you notice that your braking system has decreased pressure capacity, check your brake master cylinder immediately. This component is responsible for creating pressure in the hydraulic fluid where your braking system’s power originates. Drive with more dependable brakes by installing a good brake master cylinder like those from A1 Cardone. But before purchasing one, let us first see if the product is up to scratch.
- Remanufactured component
- Computer-tested for guaranteed performance
- With bores that meet micro-finish specs
- Without a brake fluid reservoir
- With vacuum-tested reservoir and height-gauged piston assembly
- Comes with a premium protective coating for rust protection
- Comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile A1 Cardone limited warranty
We tested this component on a Toyota Celica and a Nissan Pathfinder, and here is what we have to say:
- Based from our visual inspection, the component looked okay on the outside. The construction was thick enough, seeming that it would be able to administer enough pressure to the hydraulic braking system.
- The bores were indeed according to the specifications for the Celica and the Pathfinder. The seals were tight and the push rod was solid.
- This product is one of the cheapest units out there. It even comes with a quite extensive warranty.
- When we bled the component, we really had a difficult time. The part would not bleed on one nipple without being installed, so we installed it on the car. It turned out that the spring was jamming the nipple and some internal parts were incorrectly installed.
- The unit came without a reservoir; we had a difficult time in transferring the old reservoir over the component. We nearly tore the bushings. After all, we were dissatisfied because the system was not flawless.
We saw reviews online that are very negative about the quality of this A1 Cardone brake master cylinder. We consider this remanufactured component kind of defective because of the spring problem we had. Based from the test, we really had a bad experience with the product. Despite its competitive price and good warranty offer, we advise that you look for another product that offers fewer hassles.