How to diagonse a bad brake booster...
Okay, the last time I was able to drive the Cyclone, it ran pretty well. Stopping however was a little more difficult. It does have power disc brakes, drums in the back, and all the hardware upfront is new, and new shoes for the drums. Now, I can get the car to stop, and obviously it isnt' going to stop like a newer car(thank god, I almost end up on the dash when I hop in my parents explorer brake for the first time!) but I have to put a lot of pedal pressure to get it to stop. The pedal isn't spongy, its actually quite hard, so I'm thinking I'm not getting any assistance from the booster. So, how do I test to see if the booster is bad? I know I've asked this question before, but I didn't have money at the time. Now I have money, now I can fix it. I don't have a clue how to check to see if its the booster or not. Someone told me to put my head down by the brake pedal to listen for air hissing. Well that won't work with the type of exaust system on the ol' girl. So, any ideas? If it is faulty, where can I send it/buy a new booster? Thanks guys AND gals
Nothing like a solid booster test to start the morning off right! Go Atlas V