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Brakes Just got a new brake line on left side (right side done last year). My problem is driving home from place my brake pedal almost goes to the floor still. I did not drive my car for a week and not sure this is right. What do you think?

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ASE Mechanic here.
your right something is not right, wouln't drive get it towed to a shop or if you know a mechanic have him inspect it.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009


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