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No pressure in the brakes

Sometimes when you push the brakes there is pressure and the brakes work other times you push the brakes and your to the floor praying the brakes work what could this be?

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A leak in your brake line, or something. a leaking (bad) brake master cylinder. check to see if brake fluid is low, then find the leak. if it's the master cylinder, change it then bleed the brakes.

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