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Old 08-20-2007, 11:44 AM
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Default Whooshing - airleak sound from brakes

2001 Ford Escape - there is a whooshing, air leaking sound when I take my foot off the brake. It's gotten louder over the past week. If I apply the brake the noise stops. Brakes are not mushy or spongy - still able to brake properly. Thinking it may be the vacuum, hoping it's not the Master Cylinder (especially as the brakes are working perfectly). Thank you for any assistance.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:27 AM
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Default RE: Whooshing - airleak sound from brakes

This won't help with your problem, but might easeyour concern a little. I bought a new 1988 Ranger S/C 4x4 XLT. It did the same thing. Sounded like air brakes releasing. Never did find out what it was,never had a problem with the brakes andI drove the truck for 14 years trouble free.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the response - I'm only worried because the noise is new. If it had been there since the beginning - that's another matter. Going to break down and take it in for a "look"

Enjoy the weekend.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:25 PM
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I ahd the same thing with 01 escape and had to replace the brake booster. I feel your pain, because that f*ckin noise drove me crazy for several months. But, anyway. It is a gasket on hte brake booster that is not indivually sold to to fix it you must replace the entire brake booster. G/L
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