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Loss of power and loss of vacuum to brakes

I have a 2003 Saturn Vue base 2.2 134cid. that i am experiencing trouble with, all is going fine for about 5mis. then suddenly I lose power and no acceleration even with my foot to the floor, engine surges and I experience a hard brake pedal, need to put into neutral to get power assist to work so i can stop the car, what could possibly be wrong, I'm guessing it has something to do with a vacuum leak somewhere?

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    Howard Pfeiffer Apr 17, 2014

    Also inspect the power brake booster hose connection...could be loose or worn out...when replacing the hose, I also install a hose clamp...Hope this helps.

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Restriction in the exhaust can cause this. Test with a vacuum gauge normal 60 mph readings around 14-18 hg. in depending on throttle position once power loss starts if reading goes to zero restriction is present. then use of a infra-red thermal heat gun you can locate the restriction. hot to cold at plugged stop.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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