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Air around break petal

When you put on breaks you hear air at petal then you don't have as much break

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It sounds as though the diaphragm on your vacuum assist has ruptured. This will cause a hissing sound and less brake you may also notice a change in the engine idle speed or a rough idle until the hissing stops.

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