Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Cleveland, Ohio
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Re: Hard Brake Pedal
Most likely the vacuum pump.
The pulley removal / installation is important. Pulley comes off with a power steering pulley remover.
DO NOT reinstall the pulley by pounding it on with a hammer. A certain un-named half man / half robot did that and ruined a perfectly good pump.
To install pulley, it should be pulled onto the shaft with the hole in the middle of it. Get a metric threaded bolt, nut and a few washers (8mm I think, I just walked the darn thing into Home Depot and matched it). Find one with plenty of thread, then cut off the unthreaded part. Thread the stud all the way into the shaft hole, put the washers on, then run the nut down on top of the washers with an impact wrench until the pulley is all the way on.
You can also use a plain bolt and washers, but it's more work because you have to keep puting more washers under till the pulley is all the way on and you risk stripping the shaft hole threads.
1997 Ford F350 SRW 7.3L PSD
1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5 speed
1966 Mustang 200 I6, auto, 4 wheel disk, power brake retrofit, Corvette master.
Former vehicles, 1994 E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 International 1654 rollback, 6.9L IDI, (2) 1994 Ford E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 DRW 6.9L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 wrecker 6.9L IDI.
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