How to "safely and correctly" remove and install a brake booster -

Go Back > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Dakota > 1st Gen Dakota
Log In 

1st Gen Dakota '96 & Older Dakota's

How to "safely and correctly" remove and install a brake booster

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-2009, 03:57 PM
totman totman is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 94 4X4 Dodge Dakota
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 71
Default How to "safely and correctly" remove and install a brake booster

The brakes on my 92 Dakota have been super stiff for the longest time. I recently found out that the brake booster is the cause. So....... I went to a local junkyard and removed a booster from a 88 Dakota, It took me 3 HOURS to remove it. The steering column makes it almost impossible to get to the bolts holding the booster in. So My question to you guys is - How the hell do I get my old booster out and the new booster in without destroying the steering column? Are there any tricks to it?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Crazy4x4RT's Avatar
Crazy4x4RT Crazy4x4RT is offline
Offroad Dakota Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 93 Dakota
Location: NM
Posts: 10,840

Are you sure it is the brake booster? A vacuum leak or disconnected hoses can cause it.

But for the correct way check the FAQ in this section for the service manual. That will give you full details and pictures.
My Youtube Videos! ----My Photo Albums---Solid Axle Swap ----- Leaf Spring Swap/flip ----2wd-4wd swap

"No truck should ever be lowerd! NEVER" Buy a car if you want it low!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 02:21 AM
dodgerules86's Avatar
dodgerules86 dodgerules86 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 1996 Dakota 4x4, 3.9L, extended cab, automatic.
Location: Sycamore, Illinois (displaced to Arkansas)
Posts: 4,120

It is hard to get to, but I think I used u-joints on a ratchet (and maybe a ratcheting wrench too).
I believe I ended up removing the brake pedal itself, and it did help.
If parts ain't flyin', you ain't tryin'.
1996 Dodge Dakota, 4x4, extended cab, 3.9L, automatic. - my baby
2012 VW Jetta Premium with Nav, 2.0L TDI diesel, 6-speed manual - the daily
Traded: 2009 Toyota Corolla S, 1.8L, 5-speed manual
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spark Plugs? salrt 3rd Gen Durango 26 07-23-2015 10:34 AM
'01 Stratus SE Sedan Front Struts? Stratus0159 Dodge Stratus 6 07-18-2015 08:51 PM
Front Calipers seal kit 86mm ? Johanswe 2nd Gen Ram Tech 5 07-17-2015 12:33 PM
Great brakes but.... Mattbak 1st Gen Durango 2 07-13-2015 10:06 AM
New Throttle Valve Cable, Now no Throttle roadhammer1971 2nd Gen Ram Tech 16 07-07-2015 12:12 PM

93, booster, brake, caravan, dakota, dodge, dododge, install, installation, installing, intrepid, peddle, power, removle, test

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.