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How to Replace a Vacuum Brake Booster
The vacuum brake booster generates extra force for car brakes. If your car is hard to stop or wants to shut off, replace your brake booster.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hydraulic Brake Booster
Common signs include less braking power, a brake pedal that is hard to press, and fluid leaks.
How to Buy and Install a Booster Seat
Booster seats are important safety features for young children. When a child has outgrown their child restraint system, but is not yet big enough to safely fit the adult-sized lap...
How to Replace a Power Brake Booster
Replacing a power brake booster can be challenging, as it requires several steps and the proper tools to do so.
How to Replace a Hydro-Boost Brake Booster
Diesel engines require a brake booster that is different from vehicles with engine vacuum. The hydro-boost unit uses power steering fluid pressure.

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I poured seafoam in my brake booster I thought it went there instead of in the vacuum
Hello, the brake booster assembly will have to be replaced. There are rubber diaphragms that degrade from seafoam. The hissing sound is a vacuum leak with the booster. I recommend having a certified YourMechanic technician come to your location to...
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P0236 circut A range performance
Hello. The boost sensor is on the intercooler exit hose, driver side, bottom of the radiator area, close to the rubber coupling down there. The intercooler looks like another radiator, and sits in front of the coolant radiator. This is...
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Car making squeaking and growling noise from under the hood by alternator
The shaking and stalling out as you describe can be caused by a variety of issues. When this happens there is likely a Check Engine Light on that should register a fault code in the car's computer. I would recommend...
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Brakes not working at all - 1999 Jeep Wrangler
If your master cylinder is not losing fluid and you tried bleeding the system then your master cylinder is bad. The internal rubber cups got damaged when you allowed the pedal to go to the floor the first time. You...
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Hard brakes
If the brake fluid warning light is on, check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir. If you have power brakes and the pedal pressure required to stop the car has increased the mostly like cause is a fault...
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My brakes are hard when depressed.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The brake booster has a bad vacuum supply or the booster internal vacuum valve is bad and the booster needs replaced. The complete brake system should be checked and diagnosed by a mechanic to...
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abs light on brake line broke have been replace I bleed brake line but brake pad still go to the floor now wheels lock up
Hello. If the brake pedal is going to the floor then that means that it is not building pressure. If the brake system has been fully bled and there is no air in it then most of the time it...
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Brakes don't work properly. Hard to push - 1960 Jeep CJ5
Since you do not have power brakes, a clogged hose line or fitting may be the cause or a sticking/binding caliper may be the issue. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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Where is the vacuum check valve located on a vacuum assisted brake booster?
The check valve is built into the hose that connects to the brake booster. The hose should be disconnected from the booster connection when removing the master cylinder. If you apply vacuum to the hose after you remove it from...
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2006 Audi brake pedal hard replaced booster with no results
To begin with the booster needs a vacuum source. You said you replaced the line, but there is a check valve in the line, it is probably installed at the booster end of the line. It looks like just an...
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Why is newly replaced brake booster making a whistling noise and brake pedal staying depressed?
Hello, it sounds like you have a bad run with parts. That booster is leaking internally. It has nothing to do with installation. You need to get another booster, may be a different brand. Make sure your vacuum hose to...
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Brake booster heat issue.
Hello and thank you for your question. There could be an issue with the proportioning valve or ABS module. I suggest flushing out all of the brake fluid and bleeding all ports on the brake system. When replacing all of...
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Master Booster, 2001 Lincoln Continental
Hello - these symptoms do indeed suggest that the brake power booster has failed. A hissing sound as you describe indicates that the rubber diaphragm in the booster has ruptured, reducing brake power assist, and leaking air to the engine...
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Brakes not working and brake booster possible failure causing the engine to stall.
Hi there. If the engine tries to stall out when the brakes are applied, then look at the brake booster for any external damage. If there is no damage to be seen, then the diaphragm inside the brake booster is...
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No lights or start after changing brake booster and switch on a 97 Silverado.
Hello. You need to start by checking to make sure that you did not pinch any of the wires that run along the firewall. If you did, then they will need to be repaired. I would also check the battery....
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Sometimes at very low speeds the brake pedal becomes hard and cannot be pressed.
It seems that your brake booster is not working well at low speeds. In this case, when the engine is not able to provide proper vacuum, the brake pedal gets hard. Try to press the brake pedal when the engine...
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Brakes issue with the booster
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see what issues you are encountering. If you had to replace the brake booster, then you are implying that the brake pedal is hard. If you have replaced the brake booster and...
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The brake pedal is low and hard to press, and my car does not brake well
It sounds like the brake booster is failing. The hissing sound you heard was air leaking through either a vacuum or vent valve in the brake booster itself. The valve failure prevents the booster from generating brake boost, making the...
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Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed.
Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic...
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I am replacing my power brakes booster and need some advice about removing the power unit from the bell crank.
Hi there. When removing the brake booster from a vehicle, you will need to remove the master cylinder and cap off the hydraulic lines. Then go in the cab and remove the pin from the bell crank and unbolt the...

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