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Changed brake pads. Now my car is periodically difficult to stop and brake pedal gets soft.

I just replaced front brake pads and now my brake pedal is periodically, especially downhill, getting soft. When this happens, my car doesn't want to stop. What is the problem?

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This is soooooooooooo simple. i should charge you. these are the things i want you to do first.
1. make sure you have enuff brake fluid in the master cylinder.
2.check to see if you are leaking fluid look on ground and rim.
now with that no loss fuid you may need your brakes to be bled.
if you do it could be a lose bolt on the calibrator where the fuild goes in. or the bleeder screw is lose. cracked hose line ( not likely ). so i hope this helps

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