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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Bad Brake Booster

I think my brake booster is bad I have good vacuum coming from the motor side but if I suck on the booster itself it dosent hold a vacuum. Am I right on this? My brakes just don't seem right. Sometimes they are good but sometimes it takes extra effort to stop the truck. Anything else I should look at?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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If the servo isn't holding vacuum then the diaphragm is f#cked and you need to either find a rebuild kit or a new servo.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Yup that is what I figured, it it worth rebuilding or just go ahead and get a new servo?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Depends on the price delta I suppose... but if it were me I would raid the Defender Parts Piggy Bank and get a new servo. What parts on the truck are more important in an "oh shit" moment than the brakes?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Yea Neil, I'm thinking new for that yery reason defenatly on area I don't want to F around with. Jeff, I didn't think about the leak affecting the fuel mixture could this result in a loss of power as well?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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About the same time the brakes started acting up it seemed like it would lose power especially in 4th and it would have a hard time holding 5th gear. Like someone threw a boat anchor out.
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