Rear Cylinder Seal Ruptured, Can I drive with just the Front discs to get home?

Old 09-12-07, 07:54 AM
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Rear Cylinder Seal Ruptured, Can I drive with just the Front discs to get home?

I have a 95 chevy ˝ ton pickup and one rear wheel cylinder seal busted on the way to work. I make it there ok, just needed more stopping distance. The pedal firms up halfway down. The master cylinder has two chambers for fluid. The small one (for the rear) is empty, and the large one (for the front) is at the minimum fill line. Will it damage the Master Cylinders internal seals if I drive it home in the current condition? Rush hour traffic here in Houston is grid lock most of the time so I won’t be going very fast… I can fix it at home, its just getting it there…

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I have been in a similar situation with a F-150 and drove home, just give yourself more stopping distance and you will be ok. Have a good one. Geo
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I have the same thing going with a work van I have stored at home right now. I take it out on the backroads once in a while to run the fluids through it/keep the seals lubed. It too behaves exactly like yours. I just figure it be my luck if in traffic, the front hose would rupture or something, from laying into the brakes harder than normal, like when someone at the last second cuts in front of you when you already had your stopping distance figured, when you come up to stop light; that sort of thing.

But I too would try to make it home I guess.

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