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The booster is a vacuum assist for the brake system so that there is not as much pressure needed at the pedal to apply the brakes.

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Vacuum powered shaft that sits in engine compartment between brake pedal and brake master cylinder. It's a big round thing--looks like this:

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its my pleasure to answer your question how to replace the brake booster :
1 With the engine off, step on the brake pedal several times to relieve the brake booster of vacuum.
2 Press the brake pedal down and start the engine. Verify that the brake pedal sinks slightly. Turn off engine.
3 Remove the vacuum hose from the brake booster.
4 Remove the brake lines from the master cylinder. Remove the master cylinder from the brake booster. Plug the fittings to prevent brake fluid seepage.
5 Disconnect the brake pedal from the push rod.
6 Have an assistant hold the brake booster from inside the engine compartment. Remove the nuts that hold the brake booster to the firewall. These nuts are usually located under the dash on the interior of the firewall.
7 Remove the brake booster.
8 Install the new brake booster to the firewall. Tighten the mounting nuts.
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2 Press the brake pedal down and start the engine. Verify that the brake pedal sinks slightly. Turn off engine.
3 Remove the vacuum hose from the brake booster.
4 Remove the brake lines from the master cylinder. Remove the master cylinder from the brake booster. Plug the fittings to prevent brake fluid seepage.
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    4. Step 4 Release the push rod pin from the brake pedal and slide the push rod off the brake pedal.
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    11. Step 2 Slide the brake master cylinder flange over the two mounting studs on the brake booster.
    12. Step 3 Start the two brake master cylinder mounting nuts by hand to avoid damage to the threads.
    13. Step 4 Tighten the two brake master cylinder mounting nuts using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
    14. Step 5 Connect the vacuum hose to the brake booster.
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    17. Step 8 Position the brake booster push rod over the brake pedal and slide the push rod pin.
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