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Brake pedal goes to floor intermittently

Have replaced master cylinder, brake pads / rotors on front and shoes on back

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sounds to me if you replaced all of that than the power booster is sticking

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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u need to bleed ur brakes some more Helping one person at a time Shaun

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SOURCE: New master cylinder and booster. Brakes stop good

Well if you have bled it correctly starting at the farthest out(PS Side Rear) and working to the closest(DR Side Front) and you make sure to close the bleeder valve before letting up and repumping the peddel,then I would say that the seals in your new master cylinder may be bad.When you bled the second or third time if there was no air then I would say you have a bad master cylinder.If there was air then you have another problem.Well hope this helps and good luck.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: i have replaced the brakes, rotors, calipers and

sorry you went thru all of that... those vehicles have an issue with power brake boosters. one more thing to replace...Or, you still have air in the system...

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Replaced the front brake pads,

Did you bleed master cylinder before you installed it? If not you will never bleed air out. Bleed kit should have come with it. If you done this need to bleed wheel farthest from master cylinder first and so on.

Posted on May 14, 2011

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