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Very little brake pedal, no brake fluid leaks

Brake light goes on when pumping brakes some braking ability is then present, i have to push brake pedal halfway down to get brake action

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Hi, I'm AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair in St Charles Mo

I look forward to helping you with your problem.

Let's address 2 things: (1) I need you to check all of your brake linings and see how thick they are AND if they are wet with brake fluid. If the shoe linings are worn out then replace them. Also if the linings are wet you'll need to replace the wheel cylinders and bleed the brakes. (2) I need you to pump the brakes several times then hold the pedal firmly for 2 minutes and see if you feel the pedal going to the floor, if the pedal is going down then this is called bypass and it is caused by a leak somewhere in the system, are the seals in the master cylinder are worn out and allowing the bypass. If you find NO leaks anywhere else then replace the master cylinder and bleed the brakes. For further assistance go to my website click here: Auto Repair

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There is air in the brake system. Need to purge (bleed) the system to get the air out. Not difficult to do but requires long description of the procedure. Google " how to bleed braking system" for detailed information and pictures.

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Fil the reservoir and bleed the brake system

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You Must determine that Master Cylinder is NOT LEAKING into the Brake BOOSTER this is a Leak that CANNOT be Detected Easyly, If not Rear Brake SHOES Worn OUT Can CAUSE LOW Brake Pedal Problem

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IT sounds like your brake mastercylinder has went out so what you need to do is get a new mastercylinder and replace that and bleed out the whole brake system after you put on the new mastercylinder.

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