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My brake booster is making a hissing sound coming from the brake booster arm. When I press the brake, the sound goes away. Do I need a new brake booster or can I fix the one I got? If so, what are the options? I have a 73 with drum brakes. Not sure if I will ever upgrade to disc brakes.

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Chris
 
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Rok Auto has one for $125 and $150....I also read about guys using 90s 4runnner ones.

Don't really want to go cheap, and I haven't decided on disc brakes or not.

Any suggestions
 

turdfurguson

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I used a 4runner (mid 90s i beleive) unit on my previous 73. If I remember correctly, it mostly bolted up easily. Waaaaay cheaper too.

Edit: just remembered that I had to order a spacer to put between the firewall and booster. I forget where i got it though.
 
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Racer65

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For my 1980 (front disc) I just ordered from Rock Auto:


It'll be a bit before it gets installed...
Are you sure you want to install the cheapest brake parts on your coveted 1980 FJ40?
If the photo is accurate, that's a single diaphragm booster. Not the right part for front disc. What they're selling is a generic booster. It may interfere with the clutch MC .
 

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