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Old 07-30-2009, 10:13 AM
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I got brake problems

I have a 86 chevy c-10 and when I press on the brake pedal it has alot of resistance.....I have to really press on the pedal to get the truck to stop. Can this be my master cylinder???

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Have you had to do a real hard 'panic' stop? I have had a couple of customer's do this, and they both had blown power boosters. The master cylinders, and the rest of the brake systems were fine.

One was a '89 C10, and the other one was a '96 Yukon, both are 2WD.
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not quite a hard panic stop but I've had a couple close calls....thanks for the info....how do I check the brake booster to see if its good or not??
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not quite a hard panic stop but I've had a couple close calls....thanks for the info....how do I check the brake booster to see if its good or not??
Pull the check valve out of it, you should hear a 'hissing' sound, or you may hear a vacuum leak coming from under the dash when on, or off of the brake pedal.

Also, with the check valve pulled, try sucking, and blowing through it. It should only work one way.
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