Q: My brakes are hard when depressed.

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when the brake pedal is pushed, the vehicle is hard to stop.

My car has 160719 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there, thanks for writing in. The brake booster has a bad vacuum supply or the booster internal vacuum valve is bad and the booster needs replaced. The complete brake system should be checked and diagnosed by a mechanic to verify the fault and proceed with the proper repair.

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