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Old 05-15-2010, 01:43 PM
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so, to explain the WHOLE thing, which would prolly help, i got my 87 ranger, goin home, decided to do a burn out, and now my brakes dont work... any suggestions? i press the brake pedal and i hear a whooshing sound.. and have to press it with pretty much everything i've got to stop... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:47 PM
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Blew out the piston's on the front brakes maybe?

Did u check to see how much fluid you have?

Did u even look at the front brakes to see if they were leaking?
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:50 PM
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front brakes aren't leaking, i haven't checked the fluid, ill go do that now, it was working just fine until i was an idiot... i assume by your questions its the front brakes that i am worrying about?
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:53 PM
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sorry for the lack of more specific info, was pretty pissed when i got home and im a little more cooled off now, ill go check the fluid and see if anythings leaking, ill post with results.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:55 PM
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My truck kind of had the same problem I was sittin in line at a drive threw and I heard a woosh and my truck started to roll backwards i had to put the pedal to the floor for her to stop when I got home did a quick look around and found that the softline coming off the frame hardline to the rearend had blown out so i'm with STL check for leaks in the soft lines
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:41 PM
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When you say "a burn out" and your brakes are acting up now i could assume you mean a brake stand,If i am right that puts a butt load of pressure on your brakes.Power brakes more than likely? and finnaly does this whoosh sound like air rushing? my guess is you have blown a line to your master cylinder.I believe the power is gotten from vacum which gives the pedal more power per pound applied and that would makes sense with the noise i am thinking.

i said gotten... lmao
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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i checked the front brakes, but didn't see any sign's of leakage, the trucks hot right now and im gonna let it cool off a little before i really go poking around, dont feel like getting burned, that might just be enough to push it off a cliff >_< lol
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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I had that type of probablem on a 86 grand fury and it was because my master cylinder went. I dont know how to check that but i know thats what i paid to have fixed.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:46 PM
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yeah the sound is a sound of air rushing, and no i dont mean brake stand, i let off the brakes completely and let the engine and clutch do all the work, so im a bit at a loss for how the brakes could be affected by it, unless the vaccuum line for the power brake assist came undone, but i dont even know where to look for that
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:06 PM
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Is it a 2.3 engine? The vacume assit on my 94 it comes from my upper intakemanifold and plugs right into the master cylinder I can take a pic if need be
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
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I have no idea.... I'm gonna call it a day and work on it next weekend, better to calm down and address it with a clear head than to go at it frustrated and possiblyake a
small problem a big problem
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:16 PM
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Is the brake pedal hard or is it spongy and go to the floor. If it is hard, my bet is that you lost your power brakes which is vacuum assisted. This is the vacuum booster line that you should check if it got disconnected.

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Old 05-17-2010, 05:26 PM
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^^^ Especially if you are hearing AIR.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: F my life, and F this truck...

well, i looked and theres nothing leaking, im thinking the power booster or the piston are the next things i should be checking.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:55 PM
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ok, so i put a new power booster in, and that fixed the problem, for about a month, now it's back in full force, power brakes are COMPLETELY gone, the pedal now needs to go completely to to the floor for me to get any stopping power out of it, my concern in, this is something that happens right away, i drove it this morning it was completely fine, jumped into it this afternoon, no power brakes at all... i pulled the vacuum line to check the gusset around the plastic connection and it reeks of gas... i dont think this is normal, could this be whats casuing me to burn through boosters? this will be the second one i've replaced in 2 months

my thought is, that by changing the booster, im just bandaiding a bigger problem, any thoughts on this?
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