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Old 04-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Some probably remember my front brakes been dragging bad, then locking up. I've figured out if I leave just a tiny (1/32") crack between MC and booster, I can actually drive my car. Now from what I see is booster rod is not adjustable. Does this mean my boosters bad?

Is car safe to drive with gap there?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Could I make a stainless steel gasket and put between them?

Sorry haven't drove car for 3 weeks, a long 3 weeks.
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I dont wanna say its safe to drive. Any gap you have between a mc and a booster is never good since you never get the full force of braking and also it probably doesn't allow the pistons to return fully. It could be a bad booster since the rod isnt adjustable. However also keep in mind a bad mc can deff lock up the brakes as well. Imo i would change the booster first and re-evaluate the issue. Anything jimmy rigged on anything safery wise is never a good thing.
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I've drove it, got brakes. They stop bout halfway. I've replaced MC twice in last 10 days just to be sure. I'm not going to be running it hard. I just need to get around. I can hold brake brake down and it don't sink or go down any farther.

Brake booster kinda expensive, I just want to be sure that's what it is.
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Its possible that during the replacement of the mcs you lost a spacer or cap that the rod on the booster comes with originally to make it work properly. If you could i would go to a junkyard and check out the booster on another stang to see if by any chance there is something missing in the space between the mc and booster or something missing from the rod
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