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How does the brake booster work on a 2001 Dodge

How does the brake system booster work on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, 6 cyl auto? Don't laugh, I'm a virgin.

I took my son's truck to a brake repair shop and they said I needed a new master cylinder and a new booster before they could do any more work on it. He has no problems stopping the vehicle. I took it somewhere else; it just needed new pads on the front discs.

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Did you brake into the hydraulic system at any point? If so them Moose had the answer. Did you crank the truck in park and then push on the pedals so the brake assist booster can do its job? Check the level of fluid at the brake resevoir. A low level should be cause for a refill. Did you leave any brake bleeder valves open? I assume it was the fron disc that were reaplced. If so hopefully it hasn't blown a brake caliper . If so replacement or rebuild will be the answer. You have definitely lost pressure so look for looks on the inside of all wheels. Also try cranking your truck and then pump the brakes to allow the brake assist to lend a hand and do its job.

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • jlcamp75 May 29, 2010

    I'm asking how the booster works?

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