just got a 2002 Ford Taurus Sel and the brakes have been fine. then I noticed my pedal was extremely hard for a moment and normal… about 5 mins later the pedal was again extremely hard and still is. weather the car is running or off…
Here what ive done so far:
Very first thing i did as check the fluid. it was pretty low… 70%-80% empty. Refilled
- Checked for vacuum. No gauge but there is tons of “sucking” when i remove hose from booster check valve.
- tested check valve. I CANT blow air into/through it. i CAN suck air through it.
- With car off, i pushed on petal then started car. PEDDLE DOESN’T MOVE AT ALL
i can stop the car if i really push hard on pedal, but peddle doesn’t really move…
all the info i find only to check booster is to pump brakes with car off and keep pressing while starting the car and the pedal should go down. But since i cant press the pedal at all im not sure what to think.
And even after removing booster vacuum hose the pedal was still solid…
i just don’t want to change the booster and have it not be the issue.
Any ideas? Any other checks i can do to determine the issue?