hard brake pedal?

Asked by Jun 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM about the 1987 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1987  do0dga\e dqakota v6 has developed a hard brqke pedal.
what is the cause and what is the  solution.

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Brake booster is the first thing that comes to mind, master cylinder is getting ready to fail, low brake fluid so master cylinder is using secondary braking system. What I would do is check the fluid level first if it is low refill and bleed all of the brakes to check for air in the system, if that didn't cure it then I would replace the master cylinder/booster assembly and flush the entire brake system. If your brake pads and shoes are in good condition that should cure it.

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