Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Hydroboost pedal return spring?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2000
    Posts:
    15,970
    Likes Received:
    462
    Location:
    East of San Francisco
    So I notice that the brake pedal on hydroboost trucks has a spring to hold it up to the foot ... is that for mechanical reasons, i.e. will I wear out my hydro unit without one, or is it just to make the pedal "feel" right to people used to vacuum boost?

    Said another way, can I run without one and feel no ill effects?

    -- A
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Posts:
    6,881
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Kitsap County PACNORWEST
    I put a spring on mine because it was easier than adjusting the break light switch. With HB my pedal was low enough the brake lights stayed on all the time.

    Ira
     
  3. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Posts:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVa
    Same thing here, I saw the spring when i pulled it out but didnt give it much thought untill my lights were on all the time, I bought new springs but the damn things kept popping off so I adjusted the light switch.
     
  4. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Posts:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Angelo, TX
    I failed to grab the spring as well, so my lights stay on all the time. I just pull the pedal up with my foot after braking and it stays. Got to be a habit after awhile.
     
  5. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Posts:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVa
    I did that for a day or two but what I really didnt like was having to use a bungee cord when it was parked to keep them off, just a little to trailer park so I adjusted the switch, it only took about 10 minutes, a slight PITA but works fine now.
     
  6. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2000
    Posts:
    15,970
    Likes Received:
    462
    Location:
    East of San Francisco
    Followup: For those considering the hydroboost swap, grab the spring and hardware and do something, as I'm tired of my brake lights staying on and draining the battery :angry1: Adjusting the brake light switch helped some, but it's still fiddly... so I went out this morning and put a spring on it. That pedla has RETURN now, baybee!

    -- A
     

Share This Page