My 2008 Ford Focus dies when I brake hard.

Asked by Feb 23, 2017 at 10:36 PM about the 2008 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I have to hit the brakes hard my 2008 Ford Focus shutters and dies, can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix it?

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I'm not sure on what the fix is, but it is more than likely the brake power assist booster robing all the vacuum, air from the engine. There may be a problem with this, but I would have someone look at it to see if it is normal or not. I can create the same thing on my '95 Chevy and everything is new,

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Carb cleaner needed, remove the Air inlet solenoid and clean off the carbon until the inner piston moves freely...typical maintenance.

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