1998 Mercury Tracer Car Dies When You Hit the Brakes

Tiny
TXODLT
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  • 1998 MERCURY TRACER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
My parents own a 1998 Tracer with 108000 miles. The car starts and runs fine until you press the brake in order to shift gears. The car starts to die and if you left off the brake, the car resumes running fine.

Is this due to a ground fault somewhere or what?
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 6:31 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like a vacuum problem. Check the vacuum hose to the brake booster and the brake booster itself to see if it will hold vacuum.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 1:43 PM

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