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 Post subject: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:56 pm 
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I have an EL Futura sedan. Now I I have found a rather large split in my booster, so I purchased one from a wreacker out of an EL fairmont that had just come in and booster was fine in that when I checked. Now I have bought it home and colour coded the booster and fitted it to the car

Now when I start my car and try the brakes the pedal goes straight to the floor. If I disconnect the vaccum and pump the brakes they get very hard very quickly. What might my Problem be?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:16 pm 
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IIRC, Mitch has an answer for this, just have to wait for him to come on

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:08 pm 
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Sounds like maybe you got a bad booster, they are plastic and we used to sell lots of them. They are still available NEW but the price is $270.00 from Ford.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Sounds like the diagphram in the booster you got is just stuffed. Try another booster

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:15 pm 
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the booster was fine when i tested it in the car. the car i got it out of was still drivable and brake pedal was good
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:36 am 
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place you got the booster from is same place your car should be.... but anywho...

the cars at wreckers nooormally dont run - so unless you tested it brakes as the car was running - highly unlikely - take hte booter back and get a different one - sounds logical to me!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:19 am 
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the car was running at wreckers. it was wierd as the only thing i could see wrong with the car was the rear end had been hit. they only just got the car and i drove it in the wrecker to get to to there workshp
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:54 pm 
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i have a similar situion, just wondering if i can buy just the diaphram, and new, or only 2nd hand??

thanks
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:27 pm 
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the booster is finee. withing 5 minutes of the mechanic turning up he had it worked out and now all is fine
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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:15 pm 
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so what was it ??

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Brake problems
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:58 pm 
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no idea. it did the same thing as when i installed it, but the brakes work better then ever. the more i drive the better the pedal gets. only problem is the abs is getting a workout as i am used tostamping on the pedal and now ther are really toucy
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