Originally Posted by 88gtCc
When I depress the brake pedal really fast it makes a "Whoosh" noise. I had assumed maybe that its normal, since its been like that since day one and my brakes are still strong enough to easily lock up the tires. Today, my brake light comes on due to low fluid (most likely need new pads but dont think thats the main factor in loosing the fluid). Im not seeing any visable leaks anywhere...just wondering if anyone has any clues as to what might be going on?
If there are no visible signs of leaking fluid, then it is likely that your fluid level is low just because the pads are worn down. As they wear it takes more and more fluid volume to press the pads hard enough into the drums and rotors to provide adequate stopping power. You really should check your brake fluid level more often as it could end up being a life or death matter for your and others.
The "whoosh" noise is caused by the air (on the other side of the vacuum diaphragm) in your brake booster being exhausted quickly. It is normal and nothing to worry about.