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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

How to: Diagnosing a Hard Brake Pedal

Posted by rick on Sep 18, 2017 11:28:21 AM

Do you have a brake pedal that feels hard to press?

You may have a bad booster, booster hose, or check valve. In this 'How To' post, we offer a simple checklist to help you diagnose potential causes of a hard brake pedal.

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Topics: diagnostics, hard brake pedal, hard brakes, how to, How To Series

Troubleshooting Common Classic Car Brake System Problems

Posted by toby on Apr 16, 2015 4:55:37 PM

If you have ever spent a frustrating weekend trying to figure what’s wrong with your brakes, we feel your pain.  It’s not uncommon for the average weekend garage guy to take on brake system woes, but the trouble starts when you tackle the project without a plan.  For example, you might be quick to assume that your soft pedal is due to an aging master cylinder, but before going there, you need to start with a vacuum test and a hydraulic test (in that order) first.  Being systematic with your diagnostics will save you time and money replacing parts that aren’t the root cause of your problem.

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Topics: brakes, classic cars, diagnostics, How To Series, trouble shooting, Vintage Cars

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