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84 El Camino breaks are going to the floor.

Checked break fluid well and it was low. It is now full. Pumped breaks but breaks continue to go to the floor. How do I gain preasure back in the break line?

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Bleed the brakes from the farthest brake line first at the rear wheel cyl. and front calipers. 2 people make this easier pump the brakes and hold down have someone crack open the bleeder screw then tighten it let up on the pedal pump up agian crack screw repeat on all 4 wheels. Note; never let up on the brake while screw is open. you will need to do this many times per wheel. just because you are getting brake fluid out does not meen you do not have air comming down the line. Before doing this fix your leak. It is a broken line or rear wheel cylender most likley. Brake fluid is bad stuff be sure to catch all that comes out and take to a shop to get rid of it. Do not get it on your paint. To be a little cleaner with this get some clear 1/4" hose to put on the bleeder screw and collect the brake fluid in a jar. 1/4" is about normal size but you could make any small vacuum line work.
Or, take it to a repair shop. Bring your wallet.

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U are going to have to replace the power brake master cylinder and then bleed the brakes at each wheel, this is a 2 person job/

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