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Old 07-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #11
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Re: Vacuum Pump

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Happened to me on our first big trip. Try 30 miles of dirt road without brakes or power steering just to get to a place where we could get a tow.
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Power steering? Shouldn't that be all hydraulic?
Some E350's have Hydroboost brakes, these are powered from the powersteering pump rather than vacuum pump. I think these were vans with dual alternators from the factory.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #12
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Re: Vacuum Pump

We had the same last summer on a mountainous BC backroad. It was a scary stop standing on the peddle and pulling against the wheel for all I was worth, and a scary drive out of there as well.

I'd be interested to hear more about alternatives to the vacuum driven brake boost so that I never have to go through that again.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:15 PM   #13
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Re: Vacuum Pump

See the Hydroboost thread:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4464&hilit=hydroboost

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #14
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Re: Vacuum Pump

I've been having some squeaking for a while from the serpentine belt. Haven't been able to pin it down. Asked the dealer to have a look at it today when the SMB was in for regular service. They diagnosed a bad vacuum pump, $425 to replace. Sound about right?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #15
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Vacuum Pump

Seems right, I am happy to dig up the invoice if you like.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #16
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Re: Vacuum Pump

Thanks for the offer, but no need. They have been straightforward with me on all the work they've done.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #17
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Re: Vacuum Pump

A new vacuum pump is $270, remanufactured about $100. I would say $425 is fair given how difficult it is to work on these vans. Here are some instructions I found online.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/s4...acuum_Pump.pdf
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #18
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Re: Vacuum Pump

Vacuum pump failed today @111k miles. Luckily I was going slow when I noticed it. Bugger is tough to stop without boost assist!
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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Happened to me in Boron, CA on my way (1st day) to Utah for a week last August. I drove all the way back to Santa Barbara and got the dealer to fix it first thing Monday morning. Around $850. I left that same day and made the entire trip just fine. DON'T drive too close to the vehicle in front of you when you loose the booster!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #20
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Re: Vacuum Pump

On the 7.3's the pump is easy to replace. Mine first went out driving down hill on US Hwy 50 pulling a one yard cement mixer. Luckily it was empty. Started with a little clicking then clacking then failure. Pulling on the steering wheel and standing on the brakes is a good description. Replaced it with an oem Ford pump, made in Bulgaria or Hungary. Recently I had to replace it again. So, now I am thinking I about keeping a spare.
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