MoparFins

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

We changed servers, which is good, and lost all passwords, which is bad. See above.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Down

Author Topic: How do you test a brake booster???  (Read 5307 times)

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« on: March 29, 2008, 09:32:26 AM »

How can you test a brake booster in the field with minimum tools?
Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Matt Aker

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 371
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 09:38:00 AM »

By saying minimum tools, I assume you don't have a Mityvac handy...  Do you notice a change in the engine's behavior (RPM drop, rough idle) when the brakes are applied?  I.E., severe vacuum leak...
Logged
Matt

I love don't YOU?  Cause I never grew up!

Leaburn Patey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 4606
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 12:57:42 PM »

If it is the 5TH thats having trouble--I am not surprised.
I had to replace my booster in the Dippy.
Boosters are a common problem on M bodies.
My symptoms were rough idle-almost stalling when applying the brake.
When applying light pressure you can hear a hiss,and releasing the pedal it may pppfft.
Apply some liquid soap/water to the shaft/bellows under the dash and see if it bubbles with the engine running and applying/releasing the pedal.This is where it will most likely leak.
A spray pump bottle is perfect.
Logged
1968 Newport Custom project BOAB
1973 Satelitte wagon
1983 Dodge 400
2006 300C HEMI!!

Brian

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2810
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 08:27:05 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
How can you test a brake booster in the field with minimum tools?
 
Did you find a booster in the middle of a field....
 
 
Logged
Brian

02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 06:16:52 AM »

Actually. . .this is supposed to be an educational post and a traffic promoter.  I know what to do, I created a conversation piece here
Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Matt Aker

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 371
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 06:49:07 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
How can you test a brake booster in the field with minimum tools?
 
Ye ask a question, Ye get an answer...
 
Good idea just the same.  Much better than a topic about how flatulent we can be
Logged
Matt

I love don't YOU?  Cause I never grew up!

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 06:53:16 AM »

I could be asking about the Flux Capacitor in Polaraco. . . . .
Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Matt Aker

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 371
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 06:56:23 AM »

Keep me posted on that...  There is something in 1998 I'd like to fix!
Logged
Matt

I love don't YOU?  Cause I never grew up!

Arlen Vander Hoff

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2414
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 07:33:56 AM »

There's stuff in A LOT of years I'd like to fix!!!
ardog2008-03-30 12:37:20
Logged

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 07:59:27 AM »

Quote from: ardog
There's stuff in A LOT of years I'd like to fix!!!
 
That's what this thread is all about.  Now you'll know
Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Leaburn Patey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 4606
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 08:29:32 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
I could be asking about the Flux Capacitor in Polaraco. . . . .

Logged
1968 Newport Custom project BOAB
1973 Satelitte wagon
1983 Dodge 400
2006 300C HEMI!!

Arlen Vander Hoff

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2414
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 12:05:46 PM »

Well how do you test a booster in the field with minimal tools??
Enquiring minds want to know!!!
Logged

Matt Aker

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 371
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 03:49:19 PM »

Quote from: ardog
Well how do you test a booster in the field with minimal tools??
 
First, throw a rock at it.  If it doesn't respond, walk towards said booster and check for signs of life.  Once upon said booster look for pedal rod, to determine it's origin.  Remember that this booster may still charge if provoked, so be careful.  If you are bitten DO NOT call 911, as they will NOT believe you and laugh hysterically.  Call Polaraco, he can aid in your bleeding agony.  This will be a GOOD booster, and just might hold vacuum!  Polaraco will e-mail adequate medical dressings to your location and hope you know how to administer them.  Marlin Perkins can now rest in peace...
 

Logged
Matt

I love don't YOU?  Cause I never grew up!

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 04:01:10 PM »

Guys. . we're getting off topic.  This is where it is NOT supposed to happen

Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Matt Aker

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 371
    • View Profile
How do you test a brake booster???
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2008, 04:13:53 PM »

My '68 NYer had a bad booster.  I plugged the line with a AAA battery at the intake.  Before this I observerved a terrible vacuum loss whenever the brakes were applied.  This was a disc brake car and at this time there were NO parts available to fix the problem.  I drove it with the vac port plugged until the inspection ran out.  I then found my '66 NYer and enjoyed it's reliability for over ten years...  Four-wheel drums were just fine in my opinion!
Logged
Matt

I love don't YOU?  Cause I never grew up!
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Up
 

© 2008-2014 Steve Hobby • © 2015 Allpar, LLC