1997 wrangler brake booster

Asked by May 21, 2016 at 02:45 PM about the 1997 Jeep Wrangler SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there any way to test the brake booster to
see if it is bad other than just replacing it
with a new one

5 Answers

105,285

When a booster goes bad usually you have a very hard pedal, you can hear a vacuum leak usually down where the brake rod comes through the firewall, or it will try to throw you through the windshield if you just lightly touch the brake pedal. What braking problem are you experiencing?

At first you may have brakes but then the pedal will hit the floor an no brakes. Or when holding on the brakes the pedal will slowly go to the floor like it's losing pressure

105,285

That sounds more like a failing brake master cylinder and not a booster. But price it both ways, sometimes a complete unit is only a few dollars more than just a master cylinder. Just make sure you bench bleed it really good before putting it on.

55,115

Put your foot on the brake and start the engine. If the pedal goes down a 1/2 inch or so when the engine starts the booster is likely okay.

Ok thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

Your Answer

Wrangler

Looking for a Used Wrangler in your area?

CarGurus has 19,207 nationwide Wrangler listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Jeep Wrangler Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    420
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    Mathew Wooldridge
    Reputation
    350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,029 Great Deals out of 71,592 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Tacoma
654 Great Deals out of 45,099 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Cherokee
493 Great Deals out of 60,717 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
3,135 Great Deals out of 219,096 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
597 Great Deals out of 38,611 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota 4Runner
344 Great Deals out of 26,026 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
438 Great Deals out of 31,256 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
164 Great Deals out of 17,423 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Wrangler For Sale
3,543 listings starting at $22,161
2017 Jeep Wrangler For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 4,268 listings starting at $23,500
2016 Jeep Wrangler For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 864 listings starting at $21,000
2015 Jeep Wrangler For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,287 listings starting at $19,995
2014 Jeep Wrangler For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 889 listings starting at $14,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.