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How much does Brake Vacuum Pump Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Azera $515 $381.54 $133.00 12% $585.79
2006 Kia Spectra5 $467 $396.86 $70.00 7% $504.36
2003 Chevrolet S10 $429 $359.04 $70.00 8% $466.54
2013 BMW 750i xDrive $966 $545.94 $420.00 18% $1190.94
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $478 $407.80 $70.00 7% $515.30
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $429 $359.04 $70.00 8% $466.54

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Brake Vacuum Pump Replacement Service

What is the Brake Vacuum Pump all about?

The brake booster is a device that helps enhance the effects of the hydraulic braking system in cars as a supplement to the primary braking mechanism. Each time you push the brake pedal, the force transfers to a rod. This rod passes through the brake booster and reaches the master cylinder. The pressure from the rod activates the master cylinder piston and works on the hydraulic braking systems.

The brake booster chamber contains a vacuum the engine creates. This chamber has two sections, separated vertically by way of a rubber diaphragm. When the brake pedal pushes the rod, a small amount of air is let into the chamber on the brake pedal side through a valve that also seals off the vacuum. This air pressure on one side of the diaphragm helps enhance the force of the brake.

However, in case of cars that have turbo charging or use diesel as fuel, the engine does not create the necessary vacuum. Thus, they need an additional brake booster vacuum pump to draw out the air and create the vacuum needed for the brake booster to function. Vehicles that typically run in locations of high altitude also need a brake booster vacuum pump.

The brake booster vacuum pump reduces dependency on the engine for the vacuum and can work independently of it. This device uses an electrical control circuit to work. It activates with a signal from the brake booster vacuum sensor that monitors the levels of the vacuum in the brake booster.

Keep in mind:

  • The brake booster vacuum pump should be able to maintain up to 18” of vacuum for the brake booster to be effective.
  • If you notice that the pedal has slipped to the floor of the car and you hear a hissing sound, this could be an indication of a leak in the air line or pump to the brake booster vacuum pump.

How it's done:

  • The battery is disconnected. The faulty brake booster vacuum pump is located and identified. The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands as needed. The engine under shield is removed for access.

  • The brake booster vacuum pump hoses and electrical connector are disconnected. The brake booster vacuum pump is removed from the mounting bracket.

  • The new brake booster vacuum pump is installed onto the mounting bracket. The hoses and electrical connector are installed to the new brake booster vacuum pump. The battery is reconnected.

  • The brakes are tested for proper brake booster vacuum pump operation. The engine shield is reinstalled. The vehicle is removed from the jack stands.

  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper brake booster vacuum pump and brakes operation.

Our recommendation:

If you notice the brakes are not responding as they should, book an appointment with one of our expert mechanics and have the brake booster system completely inspected. The mechanic will check the brake booster vacuum pump for damage and advise you if it needs replacing. Refer to the owner’s manual for recommendations on the frequency in which you must have the brake booster vacuum pump replaced.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Vacuum Pump?

  • Delayed brake response
  • Excessive pressure is needed to make the brake respond
  • A hissing sound when you press the brake pedal
  • Brake pedal slips to the floor of the car when the engine is running and the car is stationary
  • Braking becomes especially difficult in heavy traffic areas when the brakes need to be applied in quick succession

How important is this service?

A malfunctioning brake booster vacuum pump will not create the adequate vacuum needed for the brake boosters or power brakes to function. This undermines the effectiveness of your brakes and can be a safety hazard.

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Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Timly, efficient and experienced. Once again a great experience.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - BRAKE VACUUM PUMP - SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA

Eduardo

16 years of experience
203 reviews
Eduardo
16 years of experience
Eduardo was very prompt and did a great job repairing my car. He also showed me another potential problem that even the dealership missed that needs immediate repair to avoid danger and severe damage to my car. I appreciate Eduardo's keen eye. He's a Top Mechanic! Donna W.
2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - BRAKE VACUUM PUMP - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
699 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
He was on time.Very knowledgeable,Did great work.
1971 PONTIAC GTO - BRAKE VACUUM PUMP - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Ricardo

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Ricardo
8 years of experience
VERY HONEST AND KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
2011 VOLKSWAGEN CC - BRAKE VACUUM PUMP - SOUTH GATE, CALIFORNIA

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