I have to push the brake pedal really hard to stop the car

Tiny
MPULMONES
  • 1994 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 200 MILES

I got a 1994 Golf VW Diesel, it looks like the brake is slipping. When I want stop the car, I have to push the brake pedal very hard to let it stop, it looks like the brake is slipping, I tried comparing it with my other 1995 Golf CL gas and the stopping distance is almost twice. And besides that the '95 CL braking effort is less than that of the '94 GL Diesel.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM

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Tiny
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Check the vacuum hose from the engine to the power brake booster for leaks. If it is good, you need to check if the booster is holding vacuum. If it isn't, it needs replaced. Basically, it sounds like you are running manual brakes (no power assist).

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