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Old 09-01-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
B A R
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240 power brakes - no power (sometimes)

Hello,
My 1989 240 has been starting to lose power to the
brakes, during idle (sitting in traffic).
Pedal is still good, just no power-assist.
Could it be a vacuum problem? (I haven't had
time to check the hoses)
If it is the power booster, how hard is it to replace?
Any chance you can re-build it yourself?

Thanks,
Brett
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Old 09-01-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
Michael Pardee
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Re: 240 power brakes - no power (sometimes)

"B A R" <bar442@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> My 1989 240 has been starting to lose power to the
> brakes, during idle (sitting in traffic).
> Pedal is still good, just no power-assist.
> Could it be a vacuum problem? (I haven't had
> time to check the hoses)
> If it is the power booster, how hard is it to replace?
> Any chance you can re-build it yourself?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett


A good place to start is the plastic check valve where the vacuum connects
to the booster. They are common failures, and the failure is often apparent
with just a close look.

Mike


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