When you compare your weight to that of your vehicle, you'll see the great difference. And when you consider how easy it is for you to start, steer, and stop your huge ride, you'll be even more amazed. Well, this doesn't happen simply. Your car is equipped with components that provide some form of assistance to make the mentioned processes possible. When braking, you have the brake booster to thank for the effortless pedal press that's needed to stop your vehicle. It's the booster which provides the additional force needed for an immediate stop, using vacuum.
The booster works with other braking parts, especially the master cylinder. So, when the booster or master cylinder wears, you'll feel serious consequences in your braking performance. The most common incident that drivers encounter when brake boosters act up on them is the difficulty to press the pedal. You must remember that boosters provide power assist, so their damage would mean the absence of this assistance. And with this absence, your foot alone won't be able to press sufficiently on the pedal.
These boosters fail because of several reasons. One, the main body of the booster may become defective over time. Two, damage on the power brake booster check valve may cause vacuum leaks. Three, leaks could also occur somewhere in the system, such as in the vacuum hoses. Leaks are the most common problems that cause a booster to fail. So, in case you encounter problems in the form of very hard brake pedal, the booster is one of the first things to check, and leaks are among the first problems that you need to find.
Leaks in the system commonly occur in the hoses, so checking them is a must. Question: how do you inspect brake boosters and their hoses? What are the things to look out for to diagnose problems? Well, the hoses often leak as they wear out and get damaged over time. When checking them, pay attention to indications of brittleness, cracking or tearing, as well as the presence of holes that may allow vacuum to leak out and cause booster failure. Sometimes, even though the hoses are in good shape, their connection is not good, so they still allow leaks.
Problems like the one mentioned above are easier to correct. If, however, the problem has something to do with the main brake booster, what you need is a replacement. Get a new booster to restore the efficiency of your brakes and ensure that you'll stop on time, all the time! And for your needed new part, Parts Train is here to help you. Our complete catalog of auto parts contains a wide range of replacements for different vehicles. And, all these parts, we offer at prices that won't hurt your budget.