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You need to bleed the brakes, sounds like you have air in the line. Also check the brake fluid. If thats not it then its the master cylinder for your brakes.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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Why are breaks hard to press and car won't start


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Why is it hard to push on the brakes


The most obvious cause for a hard pedal is simply not enough vacuum. Check the brake power booster by pumping on the brake pedal while the car isn't running. Continue pumping until you've "bled off" the vacuum from the booster. Hold the pedal down while you start the car. The pedal should go down a bit more beneath your foot. If it doesn't, then you should examine the connection between the vacuum hose of the brake power and the engine's vacuum.
Replace the brake power booster if the connection's fine, which would fix the hard brake pedal problem.

It may be your calipers need replaced. Check them for signs of wear. Look at the metal spring where the brake pads sit.
Apply tension to the pad and see whether you hear a pop. If you do, the brake pad is moving too much on the bracket. Replace the caliper. This could help the hard brake pedal.

Jul 09, 2014 | 2000 Isuzu Rodeo

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When I press the brake pedal i get a lot of resistence


this is an indication that the brake booster is not working as it should assist the brake action. If the engine is not going then the pedal will be hard to press down as there is no assistance.

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HOW DO YOU BLEED THE BRAKES ON 100 SERIES CRUISER


Start the engine, fill up full the brake fluid reservoir, and let someone press the brake pedal down to the floor for 3 times,, bleed the bleeder screw behind the tire.. position yourself closed to back plate of drum or caliper for easy bleeding work. when the bleeding screws is loosed brake fluid leaks with a bubbles. then close it again and tell the guy in the pedal brake to press it again until a hard press is felt and bleed the bleeder screw again, stop only the process when there is a hard pressing already on the brake pedal which is the brake system is now working properly.

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1992 F250 460 cid automatic 2w drive 85000 mi. Just replaced my master cylinder, all 4 brakes, and both front rotors. Afterward I blead the brakes and got bubbles out of fluid. Problem is : when not...


There is never a test or reason to pump your brakes

Accomplishes absolutely nothing.

There is no pressure in a braking system at all,
until you SLOWLY apply the brake pedal.

Then less than 1" off movement in the master cyl,
will develop 600 to 1800 lbs at the wheels

Release the brake pedal, the system goes to zero,
IT DOES NOT HOLD ANY PRESSURE

To answer your question

You not suppost to press the pedal hard
The saying goes--you apply the brakes,
not force the pedal arm and pin into the
vacuum booster, as though you want to damage it

When your driving what happens ?
You have higher manifold vacuum and
thus your pedal is normal,why the VACUUM
brake booster

Mar 31, 2011 | 1992 Ford F250

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I have a peugeot 307 and the brakes have become very hard to press and feel like there is something under the pedal when you press down on the pedal.what could this be


It sounds like the booster is failing. That is the big round thing attached to the Brake master cylinder. This assists the brake pedal so u dont have to press hard. Try another car and press the brake without it running then start it and press it with it running it will feel softer when running. If yours feels like the car when it is not running it is probably the booster that needs replacing on your car. Good luck

Jul 13, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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


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.

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