How to Remove a Brake Booster From the Brake Pedal in a Tahoe

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The Chevrolet Tahoe has been popular among soccer moms and big families for years. Over that time, they've become fairly advanced, including features like electronic throttle control and a tighter turning radius. The brake pedal of the car connects to the brake booster at the top of the pedal assembly, and although it's not a difficult process to remove the linkage, getting to it can be a bit complicated. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Things You'll Need

  • Flashlight
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Open the door and look underneath the dash with the flashlight, following the brake pedal up from the floor to the linkage at the top of the mount. There is a round bar that comes off of the top of the pedal, with a wired switch and the booster linkage bolted to it. Reach an arm up there with the flat head screwdriver to access the metal clip at the end of the bar.

  • Place the flat head screwdriver between the clip and the pedal, and twist it to open the clip. This clip looks like a clamp, and the end of it covers the bar to keep the linkage in place. By opening the clip, you can then push it up vertically and pull it off of the bar, which will allow you to slide everything else off of the brake pedal.

  • Slide the brake switch off of the brake pedal. If you have to, you can unplug the wiring from the switch using your hands. Then, place the flat head screwdriver between the brake pedal and the booster linkage and pry it off of the round bar. This may be difficult to do, but the flat head screwdriver should help provide extra leverage.

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