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Have to press hard on breaks to break on 528i bmw 2000

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  • sambista40 Jun 26, 2009

    Thanks, Steven. That is the exact problem and my mecanic is now replacing the brake booster. Laura

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Sounds like brake booster not working
check vacuum hose that goes to booster is ok and not leaking
engine off
pump up brake pedal several times
hold brake pedal down
start engine
pedal should sink down approx half to 3/4 way down indicating booster is working
if pedal doesnt go down when engine is running booster has leak or no vacuum supply from engine which requires great pedal effort to try and get vehicle to stop.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Ahmadhasbini Jul 08, 2011

    My pedal go down and the hose is ok but i push hard to break if ther is problem in air intack the breack coming hard

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