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2000 Nissan Altima Question: I have to press hard on the brakes to stop car

 

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blackswann, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Fort Pierce, FL, June 26, 2011, 08:35
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It started 2 days ago and it happens each time i have to brake.

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    June 26, 2011, 13:37
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    Most likely there's a problem with the power brake booster. It could be simple, like a collapsed vacuum hose or bad check valve, or could be something like a torn diaphragm in the booster which would then require replacement.
    It could also be other problems in the brake system, like a failed master cylinder.
    Get it checked ASAP, brakes are a safety item.
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    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=34982&car_brand_names=Nissan

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    Four Points Auto Repair (8 Answers) , Port Saint Lucie, FL - (772) 675-4678
    FOURPOINTSAUTO June 26, 2011, 15:28
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    Most likely the brake booster or vacuum to the booster or check valve.

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