My car alarm was going off non stop and the mrs couldn't stop it while i was away so because of that, the battery died and subsequently the car sat for 2 weeks with no power. I jump started it when i got back and all was ok, apart from the brakes.
I think the above is a red herring because i don;t think a flat battery could cause this.
Basically, when i brake, there is a hissing noise coming from around where the brake pedal is in the car, and the brakes don't really feel spot on. I've read on the forums about brake servo's, vacuum hoses etc, but i'm not really sure which one to look for as different people have had different experiences.
Basically, the hissing noise only happens when i'm pressing the brake pedal, for the first half a second or so. If i pump the pedal, it does it everytime for the first half second on each pump. it does NOT hiss when the brake pedal is not being used.
Brakes are obviously a biggie on cars and i don't want to mess around with something unless i know what it is for definate. The garage that does all my work doesn't seem to think it's an issue however i do as the brakes don't stop me as well as they used to (standard brakes btw).
Anyone got any suggestions as to whether it could be a hose, and if so which hose/where is it?