Brake problem


Asked by Sep 03, 2016 at 11:15 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Pressing the brakes and hear suction from under
the dash area

1 Answer

Bob Beaman

The power brake booster has vacuum applied to it in order for it to boost your brake pedal effort. Sounds like the diaphragm in the booster is ruptured. The booster is the big round thing behind the master cylinder (where the brake fluid goes). You will very likely need a new booster.

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