how to check if brake booster is bad

Asked by Mar 04, 2015 at 12:05 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Brake pedal goes to floor after twice installing a reman master cylinder. Does the brake
booster have anything to do with this, or did I get two bad Master cylinders in a row?

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Did you bench bleed the master cylinder? Most need to be bench bled to remove the air, then the brakes need to be bled also.

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Pedal goes to the floor. Car has to be thrown into park position in order to stop

Yes I bled the brakes and what I believe it's called the brake line housing underneath the battery

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