power steering fluid in my brake master cylinder

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Asked by Feb 18, 2017 at 11:10 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I put power steering fluid in my brake master cylinder can't I just completely drain the system, flush with brake fluid again and refill, bleed brakes, then all would be ok?

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Yes if you catch it in time, need to bleed all 4 corners if its been driven.

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If you haven't driven it you could use a turkey baster or similar item and suck all the fluid out of the master cylinder. Then take a lint free cloth or paper towel and clean the rest out, then refill with the proper brake fluid (type is usually marked on the fill cap). If it has been driven then bleeding will be required after a refill. I would not wait long before changing the fluid.

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