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My resovoir retaining pin is missing causing my master

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My resovoir retaining pin is missing causing my master cylinder to leak
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: 01 pt is all 15 years old and mostly highway driving
JA: What is the model of your '01 Chrysler?
Customer: pt cruiser base modle
JA: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: first i replaced the rear break and thought i had a leak there then i notice fluid below the master cylinder and was able to rock the reservoir back forth there fore i think thr far pin is missing but the breaks work fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: can i simply get a pin to put back in

Hello I will help, Yes, if the pin is missing just get a new one from the dealer or the home store. They have roll pins you can substitute in the hardware asile.

Let me know how i can help


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What dia is the pin
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How long is the pin

I don't know, you will have to take a drill and gauge the hole then get a pin that is slightly larger. They are graduated sizes so it should not be a difference.

The length can be cut off but there is no reason to, it will not interfere with anything.

Let me know how i can help


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Why is it missing

Good question,

What repairs have been done to the vehicle?

Does the reservoir pull of the cylinder?

There are two pins to hold the reservoir in place, what are you seeing?

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