Vacuum Pump Failure/Leak

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The Problem: You have oil leaking down from the front and center of your engine on a Ford 6.7L Diesel. Furthermore, you notice that your brakes are becoming harder to press. More than likely you are experiencing a problem that many 6.7L owners have. The brake system in your truck runs off a Power Brake Assist system. What does that mean in English? Your F250-F550 has a pump which resides in-front your CP4, when the truck is running this pump creates a vacuum which “powers” your brake system. The main problem we see with these pumps is that the seal between the front cover and the pump begins to fail. Once this happens the pump has to work harder to create a vacuum to supply to your brake system. Eventually the seal is completely gone which is what causes brake assist system failure. Keep in mind that although vacuum is what makes your brakes easy to use, the brake system itself has not gone out. Your brakes will continue to work, you will just need to apply greater effort to make them work. We DO NOT advise driving your truck with a faulty/failing vacuum system. This is something to keep in mind for emergency situations so that you can pull over safely on the side of the road. Need a Tow, call us today to have our tow truck driver come pick you up! (903) 292-0400

The Fix: Most shade tree & at home mechanics can fix this problem relatively quickly. If your bringing your truck somewhere to have it fixed, it should cost you somewhere around $400-500. We always recommend using Ford OEM parts on this type of repair.

You have oil leaking down from the front and center of your engine on a Ford 6.7L Diesel. Furthermore, you notice that your brakes are becoming harder to press. More than likely you are experiencing a problem that many 6.7L owners have. The brake system in your truck runs off a Power Brake Assist system. What does that mean in English? Your F250-F550 has a pump that resides in front of your CP4, when the truck is running this pump creates a vacuum that “powers” your brake system. The main problem we see with these pumps is that the seal between the front cover and the pump begins to fail. Once this happens the pump has to work harder to create a vacuum to supply to your brake system. Eventually, the seal is completely gone which is what causes brake assist system failure. Keep in mind that although the vacuum is what makes your brakes easy to use, the brake system itself has not gone out. Your brakes will continue to work, you will just need to apply greater effort to make them work. We DO NOT advise driving your truck with a faulty/failing vacuum system. This is something to keep in mind for emergency situations so that you can pull over safely on the side of the road. Need a Tow, call us today to have our tow truck driver come to pick you up! (903) 292-0400