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Old 08-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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04 Gt Serious Braking Problem

hello all, I have a problem with my brakes currently as of like 3 hours ago.

I was ****ing around, doing donuts and all in a parking lot before and was having a bit of fun in my 04 Gt. Afterwards I noticed my brakes were very tight.

My brakes keep locking up on me.. pedal, steering wheel and all. kinda scary to drive since I get one pump on my breaks, if that, before it locks up and doesn't allow me to push down further than an inch.

when I give it a Rev to about 2.5k it unlocks a bit and allows me to use the brakes a bit more.

Any ideas on what I should fix? any knowledge would be appreciated.

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The power steering is also affected you say?

It could be a problem with the hydro-boost system.
Check your power steering fluid and look for any signs of a leak.
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I wonder if you got some sort of vacuum issue possibly?
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I wonder if you got some sort of vacuum issue possibly?
yes a friend of mine said it could be a vacuum leak to the brake booster.. we shall see!
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The brakes aren't Vacuum assisted on these cars. They are hydraulically assisted using the hydro-boost system. The same system that assists with the power steering.
That is why, like an insane person, I recommended that you go check the power steering fluid level in your car and inspect for any leaks.
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The brakes aren't Vacuum assisted on these cars. They are hydraulically assisted using the hydro-boost system. The same system that assists with the power steering.
That is why, like an insane person, I recommended that you go check the power steering fluid level in your car and inspect for any leaks.
it was the power steering pump, replaced it and alls well!
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That is why, like an insane person, I recommended that you go check the power steering fluid level in your car and inspect for any leaks.
Jeez, are we medicated for your insanity?
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it was the power steering pump, replaced it and alls well!
Awesome!!!
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Jeez, are we medicated for your insanity?
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The brakes aren't Vacuum assisted on these cars. They are hydraulically assisted using the hydro-boost system. The same system that assists with the power steering.
That is why, like an insane person, I recommended that you go check the power steering fluid level in your car and inspect for any leaks.
What, someone who actually knows what they are doing and isn't recycling information they read on the internet?!!!!
















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What, someone who actually knows what they are doing and isn't recycling information they read on the internet?!!!!
















Blasphemy.
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I don't know. Some of what I learned about Mustangs came from you Scott.
Does that make it "recycling"?

I was lucky to have you and Cliffy and everyone, really, as my teachers. I've gained some knowledge from everybody on this site in one way or another.
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I just hope that some of what I've learned over the past few decades has been a help to some of you. And maybe a few tidbits of advice that I've given on here will get passed down to future generations and that advice will continue to be useful to someone long after I'm gone.
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Blasphemy.
Of all preposterous things to do on the internet.
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