Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Mercury Grand Marquis, Brake Fluid Loss
Q: I have an Ď85 Mercury Grand Marquis,
great car but Iím losing brake fluid. The area around the master cylinder
looks stained. Does it sound like the master cylinder needs replacing?
If so what would it cost?....Ray
would not recommend replacing the master cylinder without a thorough brake
inspection. Why? Your vehicle is old enough to easily have problems with
the hydraulic wheel cylinders for the rear brakes. The bottom line is,
that when there is a braking system problem all 4 brakes should be inspected.
Rarely is there danger in a vehicle that wonít start, but things can sure
get interesting if a vehicle doesnít stop. Have your tech inspect the
condition of the brakes at all 4 wheels then perform the needed repairs.