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I am so sad to be posting this but my disco is on it's last leg. Shop says the brake booster is corroded and it's dripping power steering fluid and it's unsafe to drive. Not worth the money to fix. Any thoughts from this forum? Anyone want to suggest where to sell or donate?

Thanks going to miss this forum and my car ;-(
 
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Sound like a master cylinder, and a hose. U can fix those.
 
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Easy fixes
 
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pretty sure i have a spare brake master cylinder (used, but should be fully operational and not leaky) sitting on my workbench. it's yours if you want it. switching them over and then bleeding the brakes is pretty straightforward if you're at all mechanically inclined.
do you know where specifically the steering fluid is leaking from?
 
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Wait a minute....

what's the rear frame look like?

what's the underside look like?

does it run well?

there has to be another reason why they stated it's not worth fixing.

other than the fact that they will charge you 1/4 what the truck us worth, or they dont know how to do it, I would hit a upullit and put a used brake booster in it or use the one that was offered. If you have a way to store it, I'll have some time in March, I could help you swap it. Couple hundred bucks.

the power steering pump is a known weak leaking point. The back needs to be taken off, cleaned, reassembled with some quality sealant. I dont remember what the torque amount is, it's very low like 8 pounds on those bolts, I usually tighten them until I get a little drag off the pulley. Then I back them off just a hair. It's been great for me.
 
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You all are terrific.

2- problems. ! my power steering fluid is leaking like crazy. Doesn't stay full for more than a day or two parked. Need to have it washed to find out where leak is. That is probably an easy fix

Bigger problem, shop (Pep Boys not Landrover) who have been so kind to me, showed me the corroded Brake Booster (the master cyclinder). He said it's not safe, could go and then I would have NO brakes. Need to get the original part, no joke with that. I will take a picture and upload.

Also my front tires need replacing and there are so many other little problems. I did (somehow) pass inspection in November so its good for a year. If you think worth fixing 149,000 let me know.

Thanks everyone!!!
 
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Originally Posted by disco2003NYC View Post
You all are terrific.

2- problems. ! my power steering fluid is leaking like crazy. Doesn't stay full for more than a day or two parked. Need to have it washed to find out where leak is. That is probably an easy fix

Bigger problem, shop (Pep Boys not Landrover) who have been so kind to me, showed me the corroded Brake Booster (the master cyclinder). He said it's not safe, could go and then I would have NO brakes. Need to get the original part, no joke with that. I will take a picture and upload.

Also my front tires need replacing and there are so many other little problems. I did (somehow) pass inspection in November so its good for a year. If you think worth fixing 149,000 let me know.

Thanks everyone!!!
while we dont know all your problems...a master cylinder job is somewhat easy. The power steering seems like its leaking fast enough that you could clean the area and pinpoint the leak.

tires are a normal repetitious thing...if you want, upload a pic of your master cylinder.
 
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Pictures are of brake booster problem. Corroded.
 
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