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Hesitation in acceleration on my 92 audi 80 quatto

My brakes pedal is hard..which i figured it would be the brake booster causing a vacuum leak and my hard pedal problem. But i replaced the booster that i got off a low miles not rusted same model as my car. The used brake booster didnt cure my hesitation and hard predal problem..
I can also hear a pffff sound of air every time i take my foot off the brake pedal.. Im just asking if a faulty brake booster would cause a serious hesitation...And if i were to smoke test the brake booster...the smoke should not get into the cabin of the car..right?

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Run the car fo a while. Turn it off and wait about 30 seconds. Pull the hose off the booster. You will hear a loud rush of air entering the booster to fill the void. If not the booster is leaking. It will also cause all sorts of idle and off-idle acceleration problems. Did you check the hose from the engine to the booster? Was there a chack valve in the line too?

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