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Lost my brakes after hitting deer

Post by karasmeme » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 am

A deer and I had a run in. I won but she destroyed my driver front head light assembly and crinkled hood slightly. At time of impact ABS engaged, car stopped but when I went to pull to side of road I had no power brakes at all. It is like I am driving a vehicle with manual brakes. No fluids leaking, a few wires in that corner under hood have damage. I will investigate more today. Could it just be a sensor or am I looking at booster issue or are there vacuum lines I should check? Thanks!

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Re: Lost my brakes after hitting deer

Post by Rattnalle » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:25 am

There are a couple vacuum hoses right behind the left side headlight that I'd check if I were you.

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Re: Lost my brakes after hitting deer

Post by abscate » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:37 am

Probably damage to the vacuum " ejector" or hoses , not hard or expensive to fix

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Re: Lost my brakes after hitting deer

Post by oragex » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:52 am

As above, pop the hood and look behind the headlight, you got the brake booster vacuum pump below, the switch at the top (most probably broken), plus some vacuum hoses around - mark them so you know which goes at which side of the switch. The hose at the pump has a green clip that may detach/break

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