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When I hit the breaks, the engine idles rough both in neutral and in gear. The charging system is fine.

My friend and I installed an e-brake cable, and consequently had to bleed the brakes. There was no problem before we bled the breaks. My friend thinks that repeatedly pumping the break pedal hard ruptured the diaphragm in the break booster, and now I'm loosing vacuum. What else could it be?

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Your friend is probably close. IT might be out of adjustment though.

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

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Sounds like the booster seal has failed, you can hear a hissing noise usaly when the booster fails. a sssss noise will be heard when stepping on the peddle.
here is my suggestion, TAKE it to a break shop.
but if you must a new booster master cylinder combo would be thing that you could replace fill with brake fluid slowly pump the brakes to bleed and then have the car towed to a brake shop to have them properly bled.. ya I know, but these are the brakes man, and must be in perfect working order, no excuses ! faulty brakes can cause loss of life. SO DO IT RIGHT ! I don't want you rear-ending my prized conv. corvette, speaking of loss of life. brakes are the first thing on a car that should be worked on FIXED - than you can fix the other stuff.
good luck and be safe.. Jay the pool pump repair guy Florida

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I suspect that you have front disc and rear drum brakes.You did not say which of your brakes are locking up. I suggest that if your front brakes are locking {skid} that means your rear brakes are not engaging. If your rear brakes are locking {skid} then I suggest you have problems with park brake or brake fluid leaking onto the rear shoes.
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SOURCE: ABS light is on. Spongy pedal. ABS pump makes

if the abs pump is making noise you either have an air pocket in it or a bad pump, so this is what you need to do have the car pluged in to a modis and have them run a bleeder program, this will make the pump bleed the air from the system, the problem with doing some of this maintanance at home is sometimes you need specialty tools to do the job right this requires a $8,000.00 computer to make sure the air is purged from the system. call a shop and ask them what they will charge to do this. my shop where i work would charge around $25.00 to run this with the modis...
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SOURCE: replaced the brake booster how do you adjust for

Possibly the Proportioning valve. its where the lines go after the master. it has a bleeder screw of some sort on it. The pins inside wear out and stick causing uneven pressure. Replace or rebuild it if that be the case. Also chect the master for fluid leaks at the end of the piston where it connects to the booster push rod. If its leaking rebuild or replace it. 

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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