Is it bad idea to drive with a master cylinder with a leak?

i have a leak in my master cylinder. the machanic told me i shouldnt drive my car at all until i get it fixed

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Bad idea as the seals could totally fail leaving you with no brakes at all !

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes

  • 1 decade ago

    If you live in an area that has a lot of trees by the side of the road, it isn't bad because you can use one of the big sturdy trees to stop your car.

  • 1 decade ago

    the mechanic is right. you should change the master cylinder before driving it.

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  • Dave
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes very bad idea

  • if you drive it like that you are a suicidal fool. it is a very bad idea.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm with the mechanic

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes its fine, just downshift aggressively and be sure to begin braking before you know that you need to

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