Things to Know About Power Brake Booster & Vacuum Brake Booster

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The brakes of your car play a crucial role in not just your safety but also help in the handling of the vehicle. The braking system consists of various components that help in the smooth functioning of the whole system. One such component is the power brake booster which is also known as a vacuum brake booster. It uses vacuum pressure for optimal functioning. Go through the slide to know about power brake booster & vacuum brake booster.

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Things to Know About Power Brake Booster & Vacuum Brake Booster

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The power brake booster is widely available in cars that are manufactured after 1968.

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The power brake booster & vacuum brake booster are the same part with each utilizing vacuum pressure for functioning.

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However, a Hydro-Boost Power Brake Assist system is completely different from the power brake booster.

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Here are the details about the various braking system.

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Functioning of the vacuum brake booster

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The vacuum brake booster gets power from the engine’s intake manifold through the vacuum system.

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Vacuum gets circulated Through the brake booster which applies pressure to the hydraulic brake lines when the brake pedal is placed.

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This system is used in a vacuum booster or power brake booster.

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However, vacuum brake booster can fail due to three reasons- No vacuum pressure from the engine Brake booster not being able to absorb or create a vacuum internally Broken internal parts like check valve & vacuum hose

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Hydro-Boost Power Assist service

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The hydro-boost power system functions nearly identical to the vacuum-based system.

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However, instead of relying on vacuum pressure it utilizes direct hydraulic pressure.

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It is powered by the power steering pump & will fail at the same time as power steering.

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Notwithstanding, this system uses a series of back-ups to keep the power brakes working.

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Why is power brake booster referred as vacuum brake booster?

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A brake booster is designed to provide power-added assistance to help apply the brakes.

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Due to its style of functioning a brake booster is known as vacuum brake booster.

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It is common for a hydraulic-powered brake booster to be referred as power brake booster.

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You can refer to your car’s owner manual to know the type of brake booster used in your car.

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