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Old 04-26-2010, 11:44 AM
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Mods, im not sure if this is in the right spot, if not, move it please.

I have a 1997 chevy 1/2 ton 1500 P/U.

Went to get the oil changed about 4 days ago, the guy put new brake fluid in the reservior, cause he said it was a little low.

Problem: When I push the brakes, I have to pretty much stomp them to the floor to stop. It sounds like an air leak coming from inside the cab.... just a constant psssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. When I finally get stopped, the truck starts sputtering like it wants to die out.

What I've done: Looked at the reservior to make sure there is still fluid and also made sure the cap was on right along with the seal.

My Question: Is there air in the lines ??

I need to get this fixed....
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:47 AM
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Sounds like master cylinder to me
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:49 AM
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the big drum looking thingy (probably black)that the "reservoir" is bolted to is the culprit.......There is a vacuum line that runs to it.........check it. If your looing vacuum, your truck will run funny and it'll make that sound when on the brakes..........If not the line, its broke........They arent expensive and are easy to change.......
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:01 PM
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i still have brakes, just cant stop like i used to could
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:03 PM
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i still have brakes, just cant stop like i used to could
You still need to check for a vacuum leak! even though "You still have brakes & just can't stop like you use ta could"
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:05 PM
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im mechanically "declined"
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im mechanically "declined"
I've got a funny feeling this is going to turn out like another one of the "winch episodes"!!!!:headknocke r:
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:09 PM
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i do too... thats why i posted it here first... about the winch shat !!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:10 PM
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I've got a funny feeling this is going to turn out like another one of the "winch episodes"!!!!:headknocke r:
lol My thoughts exactly!!
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Sounds like it's the brake power booster. I had a 98 that did the same thing.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:15 PM
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imma try bleeding them... simplest things first..
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Air in the brake lines won't make your truck engine sputter. Got to be a vacuum leak. Check any hoses coming off the master cylinder drum. The "big black thingy" as Dink calls it!
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btw.........you'll need a 2nd person to help with brakes, so you might as well get them to step on the brakes & see if you can locate where the "psssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hh" sound is coming from!
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what you doing this evening ??? *****
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Taking a nap!
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old man
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With my phone on silent!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:54 PM
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UGH, whatever
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lol man ya'll are something else
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Sounds like it's the brake power booster. I had a 98 that did the same thing.
Yep, I had a 97 about 2 years ago did the same thing, the symptoms sound exactly the same.

Note: I changed it myself and it was not fun.
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