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You either have a bad brake booster or no vacuum to the booster.Check for vacuum while running if you have vacuum replace the brake booster :)

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Don't have much brakes and i hear a lot of vacum noise when i press them on 1998 chevy Silverado k1500

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from your description , the problem is in the brake booster
nothing should have popped out as boosters either have the link back to the pedal or a rod from the pedal that goes into the booster
the valve as you call it could be the unit that controls the amount of vacuum needed to operate the booster diaphragm and with that not operating correctly you have no boost assist for the pedal

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When I stomp on my brakes let's say in an emergency the pedal is very hard and the brakes don't realy work at all but if I use them normally they are perfect it's on a ford au xr6 ute

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How can a brake booster be tested?

Hello deepockets4: My name is Roger and I will help with your question. With the engine off depress the brake pedal 5 or 6 times. After doing this hold down the brake pedal and start the engine. The pedal should fall about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from where the pedal was. Should the pedal not drop you have a vacuum problem. If you have a hydra-boost brake system this check will not work. A Hydra-boost brake system does not have a brake booster. This system uses the power steering pump as the assist on the brake system. With the hydra-boost system the pedal will go all the way to the floor but you would have already put your nose to the windshield. For the hydra-boost system to fail you generally will have a power steering leak or pump failure. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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Brake pedal gets hard when braking, no normal braking

If there is a malfunction in the brake servo assist system, and your assistance is reduced, the brake pedal will become hard and you will need much more pressure on the brake pedal to stop the car.

It is possible that there is a vacuum leak in the brake servo assist system and you are only getting 50% or less assistance when you are applying the brakes.

You need to have the vehicle checked out without delay because if you lose brake assistance entirely it will be very difficult to stop the car.

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What's wrong with my car the brake lights won't go off even if the car is off?


Looks like your brae switch is not working.

Check the brake switch at the top of your brake pedal, on the steering column.

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The brakes are on vacuum assist, if the check valve is missing or in the wrong direction, boost will pressurize the vacuum assist, and mess with your brakes.

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