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I have a brake failure (intermittent) on an '03 Statesman. Pedal goes almost to the floor (but still works somewhat) brake failure light and alarm comes on. If you stop a while, shut down and restart all is ok again.....for some days. There are no fluid leaks, pads are good and the master cylinder is full without leaks. Have had it diagnosed as faulty master cylinder so had it replaced only to find it recurs again. It's a low K car with only 95k since new.!! What else can it be ?? Anyone had this experience ?

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I take it that the brakes worked properly after it was fixed. If this is the case, I would suspect a faulty master cylinder again. This is typical with cheap aftermarket, or rebuilt parts. But to be sure, have the shop run new brake fluid through, opening every bleed screw, make sure the brakes are bled properly.

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