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'88 Ford Taurus, Brake Pumps??

Q: I have an ‘88 good running Ford Taurus. I had an all around brake job done about 3 months ago, and I am continuing to go back as they do not feel right. They still squeak, sometimes still mushy. I went back to find out I needed a master cylinder! Well after looking my car up in their files they found one had been put in. They said the wrong one was installed, so they put in the correct master cylinder. What happens? They find my Brake Pumps are clogged. Here is my question? How does one's brake pump get clogged?? As many cars as I have owned this is new to me!.........Janice Walton

A: New one to you? I have not a clue what in tar`nation a brake pump is! I’d like you to go back there to find out and then let me know. Much of what you state doesn’t completely add up. Someone is clueless, has communication problems or your vehicle is torturing some poor tech. You should ask for an explanation of what a brake pump is. My hopes are that it was a misstatement or failure of communication. If the story doesn’t get any better it’s time to find a new repair facility.

 
     
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