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Hard pedal low stopping power

I think that my power brakes are not working.pedal is hard breaking power is low, why

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First you need to check the brakes lines and the brake pads must be replaced on your car they may be worn out........ Get it checked from the local service center........

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Poor braking may be due to severely worn pads (disc brakes) or shoes (drum brakes), however, a common cause of "sudden" hard braking is the power brake booster either losing vacuum or failing, causing the brake sytem to lose the assist the booster provides and requiring a stronger effort by the driver to slow or stop the car by "standing" on the brake pedal with much greater force.

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