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Old 04-11-2002, 07:34 PM
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I know nothing about brake boosters (so forgive any incorrect terminology), hoping to get a little input here. Booster has a ST sticker on it, from an '89 S-10. I took the booster out again since I'm having trouble with it and found that the plastic plunger (1.25" dia. cylinder) under the boot on the inside of the car (where the valve operating rod goes in) is broken and the pressure equalizer vent in the rear seal on the rod are kinda hanging loose but it looks like it can be re-assembled as long as there's no further damage inside.

I can see if I bend two tabs on the booster body, I can give the whole thing a twist and take it apart. I don't know if it's spring loaded, ready to spread the parts all over the shop so I figured I'd better find out a bit more. Is this thing servicable?

When I originally installed it, I had the valve operating rod out of alignment with the booster so maybe I wrecked it then by using the brakes a couple of times. Like I said, I don't know anything about boosters.

Any comments appreciated.

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The booster is spring loaded if you don't have a book with a picture in it just email me at home and I will send you one. Boosters are easy to overhaul. But there is a good size spring inside. ROY
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Definatly don't try to take it apart if you don't have a guide, a friend of mine tried to take his apart and it ripped a chunk of skin off his hand and about took of his finger and some other things too
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I'm wondering if I can just glue the plastic plunger and then push the pressure equalizer vent back into the plunger once the glue dries. It's a fairly clean break, there doesn't seem to be any stress on this part now that I have the alignment issues solved. Anyone thing this won't work?
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There are some places that I believe you should not cut corners. Steering and braking are at the top of the list. I would replace it.
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I totally agree about not cutting corners. It really didn't look structural but I didn't really want to chance it. I just replaced the booster and it's worth the peace of mind.
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