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From what you describe I would say that there is no fluid in the reservoir and the brake light on is from the fact that the fluid level is too low. That would account for the loose brake feeling. I would check the fluid level and if it is low or non existent then you have 2 options . Go back to the mechanic? and give him a serve as the job was not done properly and go to an accredited brake shop and have the brakes fixed properly. They may also be able to explain the brakes coming on --- possibly a failing booster
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your pads are completely gone then you may have damaged the drums if you still have any pads left or shoes if they are drum brakes then you still need to have your drums checked out for the proper size to still be there for the brakes to function properly. You won't know until you look at them or are shown them by a pro. who has measured and found them to be beyond reuse! If you had leaks then you will need to repair the brake calipers or the wheel cylinders depending on which system you have drum or disc they are different!!! Hope this helps someway !!
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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Was there any fluid leaking ?
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
SOURCE: nissan sentra
It does not sound like air in the system or the pedal would pump up. I would tend to lean towards the brakes may need an adjustment and also the an adjustment to the rod at the master cylinder. You were very observant in noticing a change as that. You are correct in that the pedal should not travel so far as to be near the floor, this can cause an unsafe condition. Have this problem attended to soon to be safe.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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there may be two canisters.. one could be for your clutch for example, if they say on the cap 'only use dot 3 or 4 brake fluid etc... then dont be afraid to top them up.. the clutch is mostlikely smaller and the brake may be an oval shape split into 2 different sections and i would be mounted onto the brake booster which is a big ufo shaped thing, you reali cant miss it, if the light is still on you will have to get the mechanic to adjust the handbrake because it may not be fully releasing
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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