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Hard to depress the brakes and when depress the engine idle chang

2000 nissan xterra, when try to press down on the brakes it is hard and the idle changes like it wants to stall. what causes that to happen.

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It sounds like you have a bad power brake vacuum booster.It is the big round metal cylinder behind the brake master cylinder where you add fluid.

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