To remove the power brake booster. Unhook neg. Battery cable. Under dash, remove clip at brake pedal to push rod. Above the rod is a small connector for cruise control switch it pops off easily from the brake pedal.
Next remove master cyl. I put a rag under the lines to catch a bit of fluid. Now the fun part. Remove the vehicle hood. 4 torx bolts hold it on along with disconnect the two hood supports. Next, remove two ea. Wiper arms. Some phillips screws hold the black plastic cowling under the wipers. Remove that and the weatherstrip. Below that is the wiper motor assy. With all the linkage. That needs to be removed. There is a hose to the windshield washer and a nut holding a vacuum line connector to remove.
After all of above is complete there are three nuts holding the booster to the firewall under the dash. Remove these and then disconnect vacuum line to booster if not already unhooked. Pull it forward, and tip it up, it will come out just barely passing by the engine vale cover. (4.6 L),
Probably most time consuming booster I've ever changed in 30+ yrs. Just be patient, lay out the parts removed in sequence and have a fun day.
Hope this helps!
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 AT 3:49 PM