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Brake problem. Assuming booster

My 96 4wd is having a weird problem. I know the booster is the culprite for a lot of problems with the pedal leaking down but with mine it's a hard pedal.

When I stop i have no problems but if I'm at a stop sign and making my way up from a few cars being or pulling into a parking space I get one good stop then I have a hard brake pedal and I have to really stand on it to stop. I get no pedal leak down either. Another symptom is if I stop at a light after a few seconds my brake light comes on the goes off when I start driving.

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Vacuum pump is waving bye-bye.

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Same thing happened to me twice in 2 trucks, it's the vacuum pump

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Thanks everyone.

Where can I get a quality one for a decent price. In read that the cardone or whatever they are called are junk.
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I got mine at o'reilly auto for $100 iirc, then had them warranty it for the second one, has a lifetime warranty

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i would check for a leak before buying a new pump
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Did you find your problem? I am having the same issue but I have a brand new vacuum pump, however mine seems to be intermittent.

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if its not the pump try adjusting your brake shoes, as they set the height for your pedal. i couldnt figure out why my brakes wouldnt right after i had replaced shoes and drums the last time.

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