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Just replaced the calipers and blead the brakes. Pedal still travels clear to the floor.

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    replaced the brakes all four wheels and blead all of them and light still stays on and sometimes the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor

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Did you bleed the wheel furthest away from the master cylinder? THen next furthest, to closest last. Did u make sure the master cylinder never got low enough to draw in air? To bleed, Pumo brakes 3x, holding pedal down 1/2 way, while bleeder is opened, let air/fluid flow, shut bleeder as flow diminishes so no air gets in the line. Is the car running when u bleed brakes? It should be. If u are doing all of this u should feel your pedal coming back (getting firm). Let me know how you make out. countrycurt0

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Replaced cylinders on rear, rotors and brake shoes. Brake pads and calipers are still good. Bleed all lines front and back. ABS light is own.

Problem: On sudden braking, it works. However, when slowly stepping on brakes, pedal will go about 3/4 in and sometimes brakes will lock and vehicle will sway

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