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Brakes keep going soft whenever the ABS engages

I have a 2007 Fusion. Recently the brakes go extremely soft (as in, I have to press the brake pedal almost to the floor) after the anti-lock brake system engages. They might stay soft for a while, but then if I pump them hard a few times (like while at a red light) then they return to normal. While they're soft, they can still brake, I just have to press the pedal much farther than normal. Took to a mechanic who couldn't figure it out, and I haven't seen any recalls that address this. Anyone seen this before, and know what needs to be done? Many thanks for your help! (first time posting; sorry if I made any fixya-etiquette mistakes)

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Adjust your rear brake shoes. Then rebleed the system. Start at the master cylinder Bleed master first then the wheel furthest away from the master (right rear then left rear then right front then left front. Do that and your pedal should be good.

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With the sudden loss in brake pressure, and the light on, I would check the fluid level and if its low, suspect a brake fluid leak, that may be the burning smell, maybe leaking near a exhaust pipe? You dont mention where you are, but if its NORTH and salt is used to get snow off the roads, brake line failures are real common.

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