ENGINE DIES WHEN I PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Cadillac El Dorado
  • 107,000 miles

How come whenever I press on my brakes the car will go completely dead and it only happens when I use the brakes

Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 3:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,305 posts

Do you mean the engine stalls or does everything including electrical go dead too? If it is only the engine, check the power brake booster for a vacuum leak. Disconnect the hose to it and plug the hose so there is no leak and see if the engine still stalls.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 3:29 PM

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