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Slow drag starts, stalling and surging when at a stop

My 2000 MPV 110,000 miles suddenly started having a slow drag to a stop when I hit the brake. No matter how hard I step on it the car will only stop slowly. Sometimes the brake pedal goes down the normal amount others it seems stuck either way no hard stop. When I finally am at a stop and pressing on the brake the car will surge forward violently like I am being hit from behind. Took the car to a mechanic and he felt none of the problems mentioned. Ran diagnostic and says 02 sensors need to be changed but that should not be causing the stopping issue. Did regular maintance for winter battery cleaned, antifreeze flushed, oil changed and fluids topped off. Side note the car seemed to start doing this when the temperature dropped from cold to freezing. Two people have suggested this might be a master cylinder problem. Can you clarify what the problem might be?

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  • MPVlorain Jan 21, 2009

    My 2000 MPV 135,000 miles suddenly started having a slow drag to a stop when I hit the brake. No matter how hard I step on it the car will only stop slowly. Sometimes the brake pedal goes down the normal amount others it seems stuck either way no hard stop. When I finally am at a stop and pressing on the brake the car will surge forward violently

  • louie reyes Dec 21, 2014

    I was just wondering if you ever resolve this engine stalling when stepping on brake issue with your 2000 mazda MPV

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You could have a brake booster issue. you can do a simple test on another car by leaving the engine off and press the brake repeatedly 3 or four times will use up the vacuum in the brake booster. Once you have done this does it feel like the brake pedal in your van?

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