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Theres a noise inside the van that sounds like an air leak down by the brake pedal and it has something to do with the brake system

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Yes, the seal in the brake booster has gone bad, leaking vacuum, when it goes out the brake paddle will get very hard and hard to stop your van, the only fix is replacement of power brake booster, hope this was very helpful.

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