Increased Braking Force for an Efficient Braking Assist

By: Anthony Fontanelle

Being a car owner entails a lot of responsibilities, and one of these is ensuring that you always drive safely. Since safety is among your primary considerations, you need to make sure that your Pontiac is completely equipped with all the necessary safety equipments to keep you safe no matter what happens. The braking system is among the many various components of your car that does this job. It works through hydraulic force multiplication and mechanical advantage. Using friction, your car is able to transmit force to the road from your tires. Another medium that is very much useful in your braking system is the brake fluid. This is a special oil that is designed to prevent boiling and thickening even at very high or very cold temperatures. However, the success of your braking system does not only depend on friction or brake fluid only. Because it is a system, it is composed of interrelated car components that contribute a role in the braking assist of your Pontiac.

The Pontiac brake booster is among the various braking system components of your car that is considered as one of the most indispensable. Located on the firewall just behind the master cylinder, this braking system component's main function is to make sure that the needed pressure to stop your Pontiac is provided by amplifying the available foot pressure applied to the brake pedal. A simple pressure differential is the basic principle behind the Pontiac brake booster. Depending on the size of the diaphragm, the brake booster increases the force of your brake pedal 2 to 4 times. It does this by using the difference in the manifold vacuum of your internal combustion engine and the atmospheric pressure. The typical construction of a Pontiac brake booster includes the reaction mechanism, body, control valve mechanism, booster piston, and piston return spring. But even if it ensures fluidity and ease in braking, this braking system component is not solely responsible for all the braking force in your car. If the is the only source of your braking force, you will definitely be in a serious trouble when the power supply of the booster is cut off by the engine.

There will be no difference in pressure between the variable pressure chamber and the constant pressure chamber if the vacuum fails to act on the brake booster. But in spite of this, your Pontiac brake booster can still maintain brake system cooperation because it will continue to generate hydraulic pressure mechanically. However, there will come a time when your stock brake boosters will finally reach a breaking point. The internal diaphragm of your Pontiac brake booster can become ruptured through one or more of these factors: excessive heat, leaking master cylinders, or old age. You can usually tell that your brake booster needs to be replaced if you have been seeing some white smoke coming out of the tailpipe. You can have it rebuilt, but it is highly recommended that you have it replaced if the damage is beyond repair. Do not think twice on replacing it with a new one because you will just risk yourself into a serious car accident if this problem is left unresolved for a long time.

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