Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Poor braking fixed in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I've had a problem for awhile now of poor braking. It wasn't too bad just had to push on the ...
- 04-27-13 02:21 PM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2001 Catera Sport, 1990 Porsche 944 S2 cab
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
Poor braking fixed
I've had a problem for awhile now of poor braking. It wasn't too bad just had to push on the pedal a little harder then when I first bought the car. Did a lot of things to try and fix them, but here's the real problem.
The right hand stem of the booster check valve was broken off, it should be much longer, the hose was barely on there. The previous owner had tried to glued it on. I got that whole line from the junkyard and that one had the same broken stem. I replaced the vacuum line from the intake to the brake booster, including a new check valve and now the brakes are beautiful. The A/C works a lot better now too. I think the hose that connects to that stem probably goes to an HVAC vent somewhere. I'm thinking my heat will also work much better too. Happy Days!
- 04-27-13 04:59 PM #2Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): Cadillac
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
Re: Poor braking fixed
Great! I believe it's called the brake booster check valve.