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98 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2 Laramine My brake pedal became very hard to depress, after some investigation and process of elimination I was stumped. I then noticed when I depress the brake pedal from somewhere under the dash I hear a hissing noise. This would lead me to believe the power brake booster went out. My question is, is there any hoses in that area? Or is it definitely the brake booster? Also how would I go about replacing the power brake booster? With all of the cars i've worked on, thats one thing i've never worked on.

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge ram 1500 brake lights

I would guess the brake fuse ( this does not use the same fuse as the tail lights/blinkers) or the ground for the brake light bulb.

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SOURCE: brake pedal is hard to push and the car doesn't stop very well

Yes it could be the booster.

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Had the same problem. I just replaced the brake booster unit, had a vaccuum leak out of where the push rod goes in. Solved.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Volvo V70 T5, that has a hissing

Start your Volvo up push you break pedal down, shut your Volvo off with the break pedal down. If the booster is good the pedal should NOT go towards the floor board. It should hold in place.
If the pedal moves towards the floorboard the booster is leaking.

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