can i replace the master cylinder w/abs on my 88 sse myself? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: allentown, pa--brooklyn, ny
Posts: 1,646
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
88bonnsse is on a distinguished road
Default can i replace the master cylinder w/abs on my 88 sse myself?

hi everyone. latley my master cyliner starting leaking brake fluid from my compression valve when ever i step on the brakes. and thed dealer wanted $1000 just for the compression valve itself. i use a website called nationwideautoparts.com to get everything i need that i cant find or wont take a chance gettin at a yard. i paid $170 shipped to my door for the whole entire unit...

now is this something i can change myself or should i pay my mechanic $100 he wants to do the swap.. i never done something like this before. just pads calipers and rotors is all i messed with with my brakes so far. i do have the original 88 sse chilton manual. thanks guys..
88bonnsse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default ABS

You have the Teves system and it is quite combersom to change from the looks of it although I have never done it as my 90 SSE has the original unit. I just change the fluid now and then.
Maybe someone who has done it will chime in.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 12:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default

Not familiar with compression valve, but you should be able to change the master cylinder without disturbing the ABS. If the ABS is the problem, I think Don has changed his out. http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=75394
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 12:48 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Berkeley, IL
Posts: 1,596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DarkShadow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill buttermore
Not familiar with compression valve, but you should be able to change the master cylinder without disturbing the ABS. If the ABS is the problem, I think Don has changed his out. http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=75394
Thats not the same ABS System.

Its fairly easy to replace the abs unit on the 88-90s. 4 bolts above the brake pedal, 3 brake lines, and a couple electrical connectors and its off.
DarkShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cyric78 is on a distinguished road
Default

DarkShadow is right, I have replaced my MS as a whole with a j/y find, and it was quite easy, it took a few hours, and the right size line wrenches (3 different sizes... don't remember what they were) one of them was hard to take off of the old unit, without damaging the nuts, and getting the pedal plunger to pop out was interesting too.

But, all in all, it wasn't too bad..
Cyric78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: allentown, pa--brooklyn, ny
Posts: 1,646
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
88bonnsse is on a distinguished road
Default thanks

thanks huys.. o.k here is what i did .. i was loosing a bottle of fluid every 2 days so i went to a yard and pulled one out with your help but here is the catch. (theres always a catch) my hydraulic brake unit had a high pressure hose and the one i pulled had a metal hose that ran from the master cylinder to the pump. now i did not no if it made a difference so i installed it anyway. it seems to be working fine. actually a lil too fine.. all i have to do is slightly press the brakes and wow im already at a full easy stop...... is this normal.. it feels like if i really step on the brake with pressure my tires will lock right up and skid.... meaning they feel very strong.. a lil too strong compared to my last unit..? any ideas
88bonnsse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:28 AM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
chemicall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada, eh!
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
chemicall is on a distinguished road
Default

your old setup was weak? I can lock mine up on a dime if needed, I berely push the breaks and stop easily, I did jam on them really hard one day and DARN no wonder they used to put teeves in cadillacs
chemicall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 03:56 AM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bastard is on a distinguished road
Default

So if it locks up, what is the point of having ABS?
bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to replace clutch master cylinder and slave 1986 corvette nikos Chevrolet 0 04-05-2015 10:44 AM
Remove and replace brake master cylinder Danthurs Mechanical 0 02-04-2009 10:52 AM
'91 Olds 98 Master Cylinder Replace dandyd 1987-1991 5 04-02-2007 12:13 AM
Master cylinder replacement HELP 95 SSE w/ ABS orty 1992-1999 8 01-19-2006 08:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.