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Old 06-30-2009, 19:05   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Pedal Noise

I have a 2005 Escape with 83,000 miles. New brakes this past year, but now when I release the pedal I get a hissing sound. Almost like it is sucking air. I checked the lines for leaks and have not had a spot under my vehical yet. The fluid level looks good. Any ideas? I'm concerned because my girlfriend drives it alot with kids in it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 20:11   #2 (permalink)
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Could it be my power brake booster?
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Old 06-30-2009, 20:19   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds like it. You might want to take it in and have it looked at, to be on the safe side. If the booster fails, you won't lose brakes, but the pedal will be a lot harder to push.
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It sounds like it. You might want to take it in and have it looked at, to be on the safe side. If the booster fails, you won't lose brakes, but the pedal will be a lot harder to push.
Damn. No power brakes isn't fun when you get used to them! As on my old 1932 Ford Model B I owned briefly. At least it wasn't a problem in regard to keeping up with traffic, as even a 1970's civic that is fully loaded could pass me without much effort. Still, if all else failed I could put my boots through the rusted hole in the floorboard to help slow the vehicle. Caterpillar replaceable sole work boots do wonders!

Last time something hissed under the hood for me, was that in a borrowed Volare, a cat decided to stay overnight, and didn't live to tell the tale.
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Last time something hissed under the hood for me, was that in a borrowed Volare, a cat decided to stay overnight, and didn't live to tell the tale.
Been there, done that...OMG, talk about a smell....

Last time I had something hiss at me, was my old truck that's been sitting for a few years. I popped the hood and a black snake was stretched over the fan shroud with it's head real close to the hood release. I just about crapped myself
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Been there, done that...OMG, talk about a smell....

Last time I had something hiss at me, was my old truck that's been sitting for a few years. I popped the hood and a black snake was stretched over the fan shroud with it's head real close to the hood release. I just about crapped myself
Smell? The exhaust partially came into the car and it was richer than I am so it helped drown it out. Hosing down the engine can only do so much!

I'm not a fan of snakes either: Went to change a light bulb in the detached garage shortly after dark, and a milk snake decided to snack on one of my fingers. It wasn't bad, as I wore gloves since the old bulb was DUSTY. Not sure where it came in, but a friend of mine had left a part sandwich on the one tool chest so I'd guess that's what the snake was trying to get at. It was a long sucker too. As a lot of the structure is mild steel, I introduced the snake to my welding torch. Being the jerk that I am, I managed to play a good joke on the wife later on, lol.
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I got after my wife last year with a dead water moccasin, I wish someone would have been here to video it.
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Here's a pic of the Texas Rat Snake that crawled up into the undercarriage of my wife's car. Prior to that, it scared the bejebbers outta me: I left the house, turned to lock the door & something comes shooting out from a crack between the house & sidewalk - it was that darn rat snake. It shot a good foot-&-a-half into the air w the remaining 3-5 feet of it still in the crack. Scared me almost to death. hee. Never saw a snake do something like that before. Rat snakes are known to be good climbers.
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