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Vacuum Assisted Brakes

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Posted by Allen Fabre on June 22, 2005 at 08:42:13:

I own a 53 CJ3A which is equipped with vacuum assisted brakes which I understand was a factory option.I have tried to find information concerning this option but have not had much luck. The vacuum assist seems to be working because I can hear the vacuum when I turn off the jeep and the brake pedal gets really stiff when you pump it two or three times. What is the basic priciple on how this thing helps with braking and do you work on the brakes the same way that you would if the vacuum assist was not on the jeep.

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