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Vacuum hose missing from brake booster

The brakes became very hard to push pedal and when I looked under the hood a vaccum hose was missing from the brake booster.

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    Paul Oglesby Nov 29, 2012 It came off the booster and I can't find it or where it goes to. There are two hoses that connect to a tee on front of the booster. the one facing the passenger side is there, the one coming straight out is missing completely I don't know where it went or where it connects on the other end? Paul Oglesby Dec 01, 2012 Found the problem, a cap fell off the other port. There is only one hose connected to the brake booster apparently. When I moved the car, the next morning, there was a rubber cap lying on the ground. So I put it on and all works fine. I just couldn't find any diagram that showed the vacuum line connections/routing and assumed that a hose connected there, not a cap/plug.

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Very strange as these are normally spring clamped at both the vac tank and the manifold. which end did it come off?

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

  • Paul Oglesby
    Paul Oglesby Nov 29, 2012

    It came off the booster and I can't find it or where it goes to. There are two hoses that connect to a tee on front of the booster. the one facing the passenger side is there, the one coming straight out is missing completely I don't know where it went or where it connects on the other end?

  • Paul Oglesby
    Paul Oglesby Dec 01, 2012

    Found the problem, a cap fell off the other port. There is only one hose connected to the brake booster apparently. When I moved the car, the next morning, there was a rubber cap lying on the ground. So I put it on and all works fine. I just couldn't find any diagram that showed the vacuum line connections/routing and assumed that a hose connected there, not a cap/plug.

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check 2 things first one is their is a plastic check valve that is inserted into the booster (under your hood) then goes to a vaccum line ,then to the engine, pull it out of the booster and check the valve it should be L - shaped. it might have a hole in it causing a vaccum leak. be carefull pulling it out not to break it just pull straight out. if that is ok put it back in. then your problem is going to be the brake booster the big black round case. sometimes the diaphram inside the booster rips causing a vaccum leak which causes a hard brake pedal and you have to stand on the pedal to stop. then you will have to repace the whole thing but not the master cylnder unbolt master cylder with the brake lines connected, the lines will give then disconnect brake pedal arm under dash inside of trk their should be 2 nuts or 4 buts under dash on inside of firewall near brake pedal then remove booster pulls out from under hood. there is not much to replacing them.

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Why should it. All the vacuum does it make it easy to push the brake. That's why it called power brakes.

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See if the hose that come to the brake booster if it is not twisted,this can make that.see if there is no leakage with the hose.

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