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2008 GMC Acadia - Rusty brake fluid

will rusty brake fluid damage wheel cylinders or the master cylinder?

Why take a chance ? Have a shop replace the fluid as you are probably past due anyway. Car not starting is annoying - car not stopping is catastrophic .


If your brake fluid is rusty, it’s way overdue to be changed!! Change it ASAP!!!


I will 3rd that! YES rusty brake fluid will damage things! It is also a hint that something is already damaged!


Brake fluid doesn’t rust, the stuff it touches does, so as the others have said, you’re way overdue for a full brake fluid change, both in the reservoir and by bleeding all the wheels.