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Ran out of brake fluid. Have filled it up. Brakes now soft. Do I just bleed brakes?

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If you ran completely out you will have to also bleed the master cylinder.

Did you fix the leak?

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Yes bleed brakes and look for leaking seals or lines and repair.

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