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When i brake or turn the car makes a loud noise and i can feel it in the barke pedal

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I would check the front brakes. Sounds like one or more of the brake pads is worn down to the "wear indicator" or past it to the backing plate and your hearing metal on metal.

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How do you know that a brake booster is bad?


Booster problems are rare but they do go bad sometimes.
A bad booster generally causes the brake pedal to feel hard to push down, and a lot of pressure on the brake pedal is required to make the car stop.
Rarely, a vacuum brake booster will develop a vacuum leak, which can cause engine performance problems, hissing or whistling noise, as well as requiring increased pressure on the brake pedal to stop.

The first test:
With the vehicle parked, turned OFF, and the parking brake set, pump the brake pedal 5 to 6 times. If the pedal gets harder to push after several times, your booster is probably good.

The second test (To make sure):
After the test above, without making any changes, press and hold the brake pedal with light to moderate pressure.
Now with your foot still on the brake pedal, start the vehicle.
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The barke problem may be related to new or resurfaced brake rotors, the rotors and pads need time to brake in, they should of told you that you shouldnt do any hard braking or riding the brake for about 200 miles. this allows the new pads to break into the new rotors, what happens is the car will not stop as quick as it did before until the brakes break in but if you try to push on pedal harder to stop as before it wont, then the pads and rotors glaze up and brake is not going to get better, try easy braking and no sudden or hard stops for a while. as far as the idle of the engine, this has nothing to do with the brakes it maybe something else. if the ac is on the engine will rev up and down as compressor turns on and off, this may be the problem which is normal.good day.

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