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My brakes don't work right on my 2000 T&C

I have bled the brakes, but I still have to push all the way to the floor to stop. There in great shape it doesn't matter if the pads are new or old. The van will not stop

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It could also be the master cylinder, I changed one that had the same problem, brakes were fine afterwards.

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Check your power brake booster,also check your vacuum lines going to it for leaks.

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