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Old 07-11-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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anyone around connecticut know how to fix or replace or help?
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could you describe the problem you have?
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it sounds like i need to replace the whole kit and kaboodle.do you know anyone capable i heard this system is difficult to work with.

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Default need brake booster assembly

anyone in ct that could help please reply
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Replace the WHAT?

We don't have kits or kaboodles.

Please accurately describe your problem, and what you think needs to be done.
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could you describe the problem you have?
Without knowing what its symptoms are, it will be tough for anyone to help you diagnose it.
That is like saying, "I have a car. It is broken. How do I fix it?"
You'll need to be more specific.
I have been to Connecticut, and there are plenty of auto repair shops there that can fix it for you if you really don't know how to begin to diagnose it.
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These early ABS systems were pretty flaky. There are 3 systems you'll have to go through to find the source of your problems:

1. Wheel sensors. located behind each wheel. Occasionaly they go bad and trip the ABS light.
2. ABS module. Expensive.
3. ABS pump. Very expensive.

LeSabre T'* with problems with the ABS are sometimes converted to a regular brake setup. You'd have to get a master cylinder, booster, and brake pedal. The ABS system has only 3 lines vs non-ABS systems with 4 lines. Each front wheel should have an individual line and the rear has only one. For the rear, use an adjustable proportioning valve on the single line into the MC, and just block off the other port for the non-existant second rear line.

The annoying part about converting is that you'll need to buy extra line and splice into the old lines to add the proper fittings.
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my mechanic has had it for awhile (looks like he is not experienced in these systems) he told me I need a brake booster assembly.What should I do ?
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Get your car back and go to a mechanic who knows what they're doing.
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Or learn to live without ABS like many members here do.
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