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Old 08-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hydrobooster

We bought a 2006 Winnebago Siteseer in April and the mechancial shop
states we need a new Hydrobooster, but the Extended Warranty Co and
inspector states shop failed to prove failure, and therefore will not replace. How is a Hydrobooster tested for correct operation or failure?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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If it is what I think it is... (Brake booster) then you ask the testing inspector to stand IN FRONT of his work,, If he refuses, it's bad. Though I worded it as a joke, It really is serious.

On many motor homes the brakes use a Hydro booster system instead of a vacuum booster like on a car, this runs off the power steering pump or an electric pump if the engine is off.

If you stand on the brakes and it keeps on rolling, said booster (or something else) is bad. Thus if the inspector is Standing in front of his work" he gets splatted.
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if its a workhorse a hard pedal is normal.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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I believe the hydrobooster serves the same function as a brake booster, only it's engine driven rather than vacuum driven. It's seen on vehicles that need a lot of brake!

I'd think that having a shop say that it is bad is "proof"... Beyond that, I'd start raising heck against the company that denied that claim. They're trying to prevent frivolous part replacements (which does happen) - but they've put you in the middle.

The problem isn't the shop.. It appears to be the insurance company. Ask the insurance adjuster to stand in front after the shop puts the old part back.
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We bought a 2006 Winnebago Siteseer in April and the mechancial shop
states we need a new Hydrobooster, but the Extended Warranty Co and
inspector states shop failed to prove failure, and therefore will not replace. How is a Hydrobooster tested for correct operation or failure?
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So - for those that are asking if they should buy an extended warranty... Who is your warranty company?
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