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Brakes to the floor 99 blazer

Replaced front and rear pads and rotors on 99 blazer. Had an issue with a rear caliper that was sticking, took it to meineke and they replaced the right rear caliper and bled the brakes but the brakes still go almost all the way to the floor. The rear pads came with shims but the calipers would not fit over the pads with the shims and I am pretty sure that I the caliper was depressed all the way.
I do not have any leaks to the brakes.
Master Cylinder??? Should I try installing the pads with the shims on again???

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Probably need to be bled again on that side

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