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Postby Tony92lsc » Sat May 06, 2017 7:55 pm

My brake pedal is hard and hard to stop what can it be and can I switch to a booster and master cylinder
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Re: Brakes

Postby 90 MarkVII BB » Mon May 08, 2017 9:15 am

Tony92lsc wrote:My brake pedal is hard and hard to stop what can it be and can I switch to a booster and master cylinder


Could be the teves system or brake accumulator going out. If the pump runs on every press of the brake pedal, your accumulator is on its way out. Aftermarket ones are pretty much nonexistent. Pretty much the only viable option is to switch over to hydro/vacuum boost brakes. There are kits for that. Cost for parts is approx $800.

Others with more experience may be able to point to other parts to check/replace before going big and swapping out the teves unit.
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Re: Brakes

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi Tony,
Tony92lsc wrote:My brake pedal is hard and hard to stop

Do NOT drive this vehicle until the situation has been corrected.
Tony92lsc wrote:what can it be

Accumulator
Brake booster relay
Brake booster motor
Brake booster pressure switch
Tony92lsc wrote:and can I switch to a booster and master cylinder

Yup.
Look in the MODIFYING section or search above for BRAKE CONVERSION.
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