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I have to pump the pedal to get any brake pedal then it fads fast ihave good shoes and pads shoes are adjusted 1985 toyota pick up

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Your Brake Master Cylinder is Failing. Get this Repaired and the System Bled and your Brakes will work just Fine. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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First check your brake fluid. It may be low. Having low fluid could have also led to getting air in the brake line. You may need to have your brakes bled. Its not that expensive probably 50-60 bucks at your local garage.

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