Should my brakes be so hard to push?

Asked by Jul 23, 2013 at 03:55 PM about the 1995 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Seems like my dodge is hard to stop...ie....When I stomp on the brake it is hard to press
and the truck slows down, but it takes a while.  Is this normal?

Thank you

3 Answers

Make sure the vacuum line(s) have not come off of the booster

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Vacuum booster could also have failed.

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Look for any evidence of Brake Fluid entering the Booster that could be the cause of its failure. Doesn't always happen but sometimes it does. Just take a look under the dash at the brake rod and under the hood where the Master Cylinder bolts up. I like to remove the Vacuum valve and stick a long wire-tie to the bottom to see if it comes up wet.

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