Brake booster replacement
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Kia Carnival Brake booster replacement
Does your Kia Carnival brake booster need to be replaced?
Are you finding that the brake pedal is feeling a little different on your Kia Carnival? Is it stiffer than usual and do you need to apply more pressure to stop the vehicle? This could be due to a failed brake booster.
It is easy to diagnose if the brake booster is not operating correctly on your Kia Carnival.
With the engine off, pump the brake pedal a few times and then apply pressure to the pedal and start the engine. If your foot drops a few centimetres then the brake booster is working. If the pedal doesn’t drop then the brake booster has failed.
A brake booster assists you by increasing the braking force and making it easier to slow or stop your Kia Carnival. The brake booster multiplies the pressure you exert on the brake pedal. That assisted force is then transferred to the brake master cylinder where pistons push brake fluid through the brake lines to your Kia Carnival’s brake calipers.
When the brake booster on your Kia Carnival fails you may notice:
- Excessive pressure when braking
- Hard brake pedal
- Limited braking
If you notice your Kia Carnival brake pedal is feeling different have a professional look at your brakes as soon as possible.
When your brake booster fails you will still have manual brakes, the booster just won’t be assisting your foot pressure, but it will be harder to stop.
Not being able to stop safely should keep you off the road. You shouldn’t drive with faulty brakes. If you do, you run the risk of being involved in an accident.
Get an AutoGuru expert brake specialist to help when your Kia Carnival needs a new brake booster.