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A tech told you it was not the vacuum pump, i think hes wrong, this sounds like the vacuum pump is bad, you would need to have a vac test done on it to see if its bad, if the pump tests good then you may have two diffrent problems, the heat may be due to a bad actuator motor that controls the selector door, and the brakes may have a bad booster,

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