Brake power booster


Asked by Oct 26, 2015 at 05:45 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok I am having a problem with a what sounds like a vacuum leak inside the
cab of my 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 when I press on the brakes.  It stops
sometimes but I believe it is a bad power booster anyone have any other
ideas?  I ordered one and will be installing it as soon as I get it in and will
update you guys on my prognosis.  However if anyone thinks it might be
something else please let me know.  Thanks.

4 Answers


Sounds like your in the right direction,but some times a brake master cylinder will do this all so,hows the brake pedal feel?


Brake pedal feels fine not too much different from normal.

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If brake pedal feels normal and brakes are good,it will be the booster giving you the air sound when brakes are applied,

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Ok, so today I replaced the brake booster and it stops like it was brand new. No more vacuum leaks. :-) So happy now.

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