» » »

Toyota Q&A

Ask Your Question

1994 Toyota Corolla Question: Is it extremely difficult taking out and replacing the brake booster in my car?

 

Question

Nathan9413, Lexington, KY, February 05, 2013, 18:26
 Rookie

I have a '94 Corolla and the mechanics wanted $800 to replace the brake booster to try and fix the brakes but from what I've read so far it shouldn't be impossible for me to do it myself. Any advice? THANK YOU.

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    pushrod February 05, 2013, 19:56
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    First tell us what the symptoms with your brakes are, hard pedal and dont want to stop?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nathan9413, February 05, 2013, 21:10
     Rookie

    Well my pedal goes straight to the floor, braking is completely gone and there has been some leaking underneath the car for a while now. I never could figure out where the leak came from, but now I have a feeling it has to do with the booster/MC?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, February 05, 2013, 21:16
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    The booster CAN NOT cause the pedal to go to the floor!! Mast. cyl. can, as well as a leak elsewhere. Find leak and repair, or have it done!
    Have some trouble with brk. lines leaking under the car about center back, behind plastic cover.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nathan9413, February 05, 2013, 21:21
     Rookie

    Oh really? Well I had the MC replaced and the brakes bleed and it still goes to the floor, do you have any tips on how I could go about finding the leak or what other part the leak could be associated with? The car dealer place wanted $800 to fix the booster because they couldn't find any other issue...I don't necessarily trust them that much though. Thank you again!

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, February 05, 2013, 21:27
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Still loosing fluid? After mast, cyl. install did you have brakes for a while?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nathan9413, February 05, 2013, 22:02
     Rookie

    After replacing the MC I still did not have any brakes, but before I replaced the MC I had the brakes bled and they worked for a little while until they went back down to the floor again.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    goodguy, February 05, 2013, 23:31
     Master

    did you bench bleed the mc before you put it on?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, February 06, 2013, 01:16
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Get a MECHANIC to FIX the brakes, stop fooling around and wasting money, for your safety and others.
    Got to have good brakes!

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nathan9413, February 06, 2013, 08:36
     Rookie

    Actually I had the mechanic put the MC on himself, I didnt mess with any of that. I want to get it fixed but I don't want to waste money if the brake booster isn't actually the real issue with the brakes.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, February 06, 2013, 08:54
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    No, you did not have a MECHANIC do any work on the brakes! If so they would be fixed. Like i told you before the booster aint the problem!! Been doing this for 38 years so I know what I am telling you is right!! You have already wasted your money!
    There is still air in the system, it needs to be bleed out, by someone who knows how,to get the pedal up. Then fix any other problems!
    Well got to run so i will go jump in my 1994 Corolla and be off.
    Good luck with yours.

    Reply
    Flag This