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Sticking Brakes I have a 1996 Chevrolet S10 2wd and I noticed after swapping out the power brake booster that every once in a while while shifting from park to reverse or drive, and even sometimes when shifting from reverse to drive, the brake pedal would stick and the only way to get it to let up would be to either pry it up with my foot, or put it back into park and while shifting gradually release the brake pedal. For a while, I thought that the sticking had something to do with the shifting because it never did it at a stop light, however yesterday morning I had to hit the brakes a little harder than I usually would (not lock it up hard though) and the pedal stuck. After fiddling with it a few times I realized it seems to be more related to how fast and hard the pedal is depressed. I know that I probably need a brake job, but I am concerned that swapping out pads and rotors is not going to solve the problem. Any suggestions as to what else I should be looking at? The problem is very intermittant, but I don't want to push my luck. Thank you

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  • haysmommie Feb 02, 2009

    I changed the booster because I had a loss of power brakes. The power assist would work once, then I would have to wait a few minutes for the vaccuum to build again otherwise I had manual... really no fun for in city driving. Since I changed out the booster I have not had that problem, but shortly after was when I noticed this sticking

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    why did you change the booster?what kind of problems before?



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Could be a vacuum leak between engine and booster

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