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1992 Chevrolet Corvette Question: power brake booster

 

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lmf1313, Phoenix, AZ, February 20, 2011, 16:53
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within the last 12 months or so I have had my brake booster replaced 4 times the 1st 3 times pedal was as hard as a rock had to stand on with 2 feet to stop the last time master leaked back into booster and ate the seals so I replaced master and booster this time and worked great for 12 days and now pedal hard as rock again and very scary trying to stop car a mechanic did do the work besides faulty parts any ideas? anyone?? original booster worked for 18 years have been around cars my whole just don't get it Larry F. junkman5301@q.com

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    dale45 from Fairway Auto Repair, February 21, 2011, 07:04
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    It does sound like you are getting bad brake boosters.
    I have not had great luck with cardone. They are by far the most popular rebuilders of brake boosters.

    A brake booster is a prety simple part.
    Besides the hard brake pedal, what other problems.. Has the check valve been confirmed good? The replacement booster should have come with a new one.

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    Visitor, February 21, 2011, 11:57

    I agree boosters are fairly simple but now everything is plastic what happened to the good old days when parts were made from metal?? check valve was one of the 1st things I checked I have seen some bad rebuilds in my 60 some years but this is not right!!

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    dale45, February 21, 2011, 14:34
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    Believe me, I feel your frustration.
    I had, at one time promised to myself that I would never install another rebuilt booster. I would rather install a good old wrecking yard booster. I lost that promise!!

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    Visitor, February 21, 2011, 16:20

    just put another rebuilt in if this goes I am going straight to GM by the way used to own a wrecking yard in Chicago area installed many used parts and rarely had a problem but am to old to lay upside down on my back any more Larry

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    dale45, February 21, 2011, 16:45
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    Ohhh so you what rust is!!
    Probably why you have a fiberglass car?

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    Visitor, February 21, 2011, 18:18

    lmf1313 now your catching on

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    MisterPaul June 12, 2012, 17:11
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    Hello there. As I read your post I feel that your kind of upset with this thing. Changing your brake booster frequently will not help you to save money. Well my advice for this is, always buy a original part such as brake booster. This will definitely solve your problem.

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