1997 BUICK

  • Tiny
  • robertsmith
  • 1997 Buick

1997 Other Buick Models 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive

brake pedal seems to be hard to press.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 7:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

This can be a faulty brake booster, a basic test is to pump the brakes with the engine off, then holding down the pedal, start the engine, if the booster is working you should feel it suck down a little as the vacuum takes over, check this out.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 7:58 PM
  • Tiny
  • robertsmith
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Mark: When the brake booster go's, could it cause you to have to stop the car with the emergency brake? That's what I had to do. The pedal stayed high & hard with no braking.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 10:35 PM
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This is sounding like a failed booster, did you try the test?

Mark.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 10:37 PM

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