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My brakes started going out on my 02 jetta, the pedal is tight and if you depress it more than once or pump them it is hard to stop at all. also it seems as though the turbo went out at the same time. it has no responce in the throttle like it had prior to brakes failing

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It sounds like you are getting very little vacuum assistance to your brake booster. I would check the main vacuum hose that runs to the brake booster from the inlet manifod as well as all those pesky little rubber vacuum hoses that are used for pollution control. They tend to go hard and split if they are over 8-10 years old, allowing air / vacuum leaks into the inlet manifold. One of these hoses probably also controls the operation of the turbo which inhibits its functioning .Check all hoses where they connect to the metal piping and replace as necessary. Any auto parts shop will stock the rubber hoses which can be bought by the foot.

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