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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Brake failure! I snapped something but don't know what, please tell me what it is!

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Just a little background, I serviced my partners car today (just new spark plugs and an oil change/filter change) and everything was working fine. I just went to pick her up from work in the car and the brake pedal went REALLY hard to press and struggles to apply the brakes at all.

When I got back I opened the bonnet to see if anything was amiss and me being a moron looks like I snapped something (no idea what). I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what it is and better yet how to replace it?







Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have to take it needs to be MOT'd tomorrow too

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Looks like it's your brake booster connector

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Apparently I am gonna' have to go through the dealer who will only sell the whole pump which is £340, I can't just buy the damn connector!
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Depends on how desperate you are for the car.... Plenty of mini breakers about online who will be willing to sell you the connector for a fraction of...
I don't know what other predicaments you're in but if it was me I'd cancel the MOT, and find some other way to get about for the next few days.
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Yeah, I tried so many breakers but it's rare they have any mini's and the ones that did had the engines taken out . I can't find any mini specialists nearby, either. I did find an entire new pump that comes with a new connector which I need for £35 on ebay, so I will just take it off and re-sell the pump itself I guess.
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Managed to pick up a used vacuum pump for £35, it came and the plastic clamp had been snapped in transit >.>
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Managed to pick up a used vacuum pump for £35, it came and the plastic clamp had been snapped in transit >.>
Not been your week has it!!
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