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How do you change a power booster assembly on a 2002 ford taurus

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1st go inside the car and remove the rod from the brake pedal that actuates the booster, then look around where that rod goes through the firewall wall, there are 4 studs with nuts on them with, the rod is centered between these studs, sound deadener material may have to be removed to get at the nuts, once that is done, go out under the hood and unbolt the the brake master cylinder from the booster, there are 2 nuts on studs, move the master off to the outside by GENTLY bending the brake lines attached to it, unplug the large 3/8" vacuum hose from the booster and remove the booster, they can be hard to remove, and some other parts like wire harnesses and brackets may have to be pulled out of the way.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    James Gray Apr 20, 2014

    For my fellow amatures out there, I would like to add that there are a few more "complications" you will run into. I am almost finished completing just this job on a 2002 Taurus, all I have left are putting the master cylinder back in place, a few little reassembly odds and ends, and bleeding the brakes. To remove the brake booster I also had to remove the plastic molding around the windshield wiper arms, wiper arms, wiper assembly, and several hoses had to be unmounted from the firewall. Granted, I am little more than a shade treee mechanic with no formal training other than what a handful of mechanics have showed me (and the amazing education I've gotten from youtube!). There may be a much simpler way, and if there is I hope you find it!



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