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No brake pedal after starting engine

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Anonymous Poster

Sep 16, 2006, 7:25 PM

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I'm trying to repair the brakes on a 1989 Plymouth Acclaim that has been sitting for 9 months. My problem is no brake pedal after I start the engine, good pedal without engine running. I have replaced a couple of leaking lines and bled the system. Do I need to replace the master cylinder? Or maybe the booster?

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 16, 2006, 11:05 PM

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It would be more common to need the master cylinder than the booster.

You may only have air still in the system. A bad master cylinder would either leak or you would feel your brake pedal fade away to the floor.

I would check your brake work and bleed it out again AND NOT drive this car until you have brakes! T

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