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Brakes not working could it be the ABS system

I have had new brakes put on and rotors and when I go to push down on the brakes they go all the way down to the floor and they still don't stop I have had the brakes bled and they still aren't working what can be the problem

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You need to have the brakes bleed, there is air in the system, a special tool is required to bleed them, it holds the gate valves open in the ABS

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You don't pump when driving do you?
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Without the engine on you have no brakes
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