1995 Buick Riviera brake booster

Tiny
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  • 1995 BUICK RIVIERA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,532 MILES
My brakes are almost non existant you can push them to the floor and still not stop on a dime or anywhere near it for that matter. You can hear a sound inside the car an air woosh if you will when ever you hit the brakes no matter what speed you are going! Whats wrong with my brakes I thought maybe the brake booster am I right?
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 12:59 PM

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Tiny
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Could be, is the brake fluid disapearing?
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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No the levels on the fluid are still fine it shows that none has seeped out I looked and could not find a leak of fluid anyother suggestions
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
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Did you have to fill your fluid sometime recently? If not I believe you need a brake booster, because there is definitely some air in your system. Do you have abs?
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have abs and no I did not have to fill the fluid but I just got the car so not sure when the last owner had two I just know that I basically have no brakes and a loud sound thank you so much for your help!
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 3:04 PM
Tiny
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Your gonna have to have them inspected, you may not have any pads or shoes either, they could be worn to the metal
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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You need to check your master cylinder remove it from the booster and look for any leakage on the back sideof the master cylinder. The booster is fine if there is still power assist when the vechical is running. The noise may be from too much from the master cylinder
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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There is no power assist it feels like I have manual brakes and a hissing sound everytime I break my master cyl. Is not leaking that I can see
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 5:13 PM
Tiny
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If you have abs, there is a problem with the abs module, I believe its the pressure switch. Its faulty, you will have to have it looked at.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 6:30 AM

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