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1994 Nissan Pathfinder Serious Brake Problem

Two days ago I was driving in the pouring rain. I came up to a light to make a left turn that was a green arrow for me. Some guy across from me ran a red light which in return caused me to slam on my brakes. I then slid right through the red light when my intentions were to turn left on the green arrow. Anyways, now since that happened it seems like when I press on the brakes there is a brick or something stuck underneath the brake preventing it from breaking all the way. Now if I want to stop on a dime, there is no possible way. When I try to press ******* the brakes when going about 30 mph or so, it starts to slide once again in perfectly dry weather. Its as if they lock up or something.
I called around and some guy told me it could be a power-booster. He said those tend to run at least $400 for a domestic vehicle and even more for a foreign car like a Nissan. Not sure if he is just looking to make some money for his business or if he was being help full.
My brother Steve is a genius when it comes to computers, but not so much with cars. He told me I should just try this site first and see if I get any advice.
I am broke working two jobs with three kids. I am trying to find someone I can take it into that would give me an honest answer and not try to charge me for something I don't need because I know nothing about cars. I just hope it is not one of those power-booster things. Because I am not sure If I would ba able to come up with $500 or more anytime soon.

If anyone has had this problem or has any idea on what might cause this. I would be so great full. Please do provide any advice you might have.

thanks,
Jen

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If you can lock up the brakes its probley not the booster look in the paper and find a shop that offers a free brake inspection like precision tune auto care or firestone you have to find someone you can trust so go to a pro good luck

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