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Brake pedel goes to the floor

I put new pads on the front of my 05 impala ,i used a c-clamp to push in the caliper then put everything back to gether, now my pedel goes to the floor what could it be

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Pump the pedal until it goes hard this is common when you push it back all the way just needs a few pumps to get it to extend back to the pads making contact with the rotor, is there any fluid leaking anywhere? is there brake fluid in reservoir?

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