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dhaney544 4/20/2013
1999 Honda CR-V LX 4 Cyl 2.0L - Brakes
master cyinder new, bled the brakes, still spongy and low. the engine chokes while pumping brakes to bleed off air
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  • Jimm
    Jimm 4/21/2013
    This may indicate a faulty power brake diaphragm (power brake booster). To check the booster, use a handheld vacuum tool to apply a vacuum to the booster via the vacuum hose and fitting on the side of the booster housing.
    The power brake booster should hold the vacuum applied without leak of loss of vacuum over time. If not, replace the brake booster unit. For the replacement parts, try the many on-line parts sources, such as; or - to list only two. For example, they (RockAuto) list the power brake booster from around $126.00 (minus core charge) for your vehicle.

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