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2002 Chevrolet Venture 1SA Pkg 4dr Reg WB

2002 Chevrolet Venture
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Minivans
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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September 8, 2013, 8:40 am

Marie H

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98 chevy venture van. when pressing down on the brake, they are hard to apply, almost as if the brake fluid is depleted and the car has a loud hissing sound when applied. almost sounds as if the sound comes through the vents. also the car has occassionally died with braking, but after put in neutral will start right back up. van will also at times when at a stop such as at a light or in a drive thru while still in drive with the brake applied, feel as if its going to die and then jump when the gas is applied. any suggestions? low on funds and need to know if it would be expensive to fix or if it can be done by my husband who was a mechanic 20 yrs ago,

September 14, 2013, 10:12 am

Ron W
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Sounds like the vacuum booster or its check valve may have a leak. Or you just have a vacuum leak in the engine. You need a shop to look at it to figure out which it is.

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