Is a brake pump the same thing as a brake booster? Car is a 2000 Toyota Echo.
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I suppose you could call it a brake pump but usually a reference to a brake pump has to do with the vehicle skid control systems and the electric motor and pump assembly that provides hydraulic boost assist to the different wheel cylinders. The vacuum booster is mounted on the firewall and is connected to the master cylinder and brake pedal assembly.
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So on a barebones car without skid control, a "brake pump" would have to be the vacuum booster, right? I'm trying to work with a mechanic who's not a native English speaker.
This could be the only logical solution unless he is also referring to the master cylinder. The master cylinder does act as pump and creates hydraulic pressure to the wheel cylinders. What type of problem are you experiencing with your vehicle?