Here is one test you can do on the booster.
With the engine off, pump the pedal numerous times. Then, with your foot firmly pushing on the pedal, start the engine. The vacuum from the running engine should cause the brake pedal to drop about an inch or two.
If there is no drop, then the booster is faulty.
Ok, does it drop at all when the engine is started?
If it doesn't then the booster is faulty.
Ok, if the problem is not occurring right now, you'll need to duplicate the problem and then re-try that procedure.
yeah they are hard again and we have vacuum but it doesnt release that vacuum, I had explained that once I removed the check valve and covered the check valve with a card, essentially removing the booster I was able to drive it again with limited braking. Are we leaning towards the booster? I duplicated the whole thing and could pump it very little and then while holding it start the engine and it drops ever so slightly, but then I drive for a bit and it locks again as if not pressure relief, just to say again thanks alot for the help.
Yes, this is very much indicative of a failed booster and personally, I would just be changing it because it has all the makings of a booster issue.
There is only one test for the booster and that is the procedure I told you about.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED ordered a booster and will get it monday, thanks