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Broken retention spring on my 2000 Nissan Altima

I took my car to have my brakes fixed (leaking brake fluid) and new shoes.. the next day after picking up my car the peddle went to the floor and I had no brakes.. almost got killed!! They told me it wasn't what they did but the retention spring broke which caused the brakes to go..... Is this possible???

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Of course its their fault ,the car has not had its brakes bled up properly after the repair,or the repair has not been done properly,when any work is carried out on brakes the vehicle should be propely road tested and brake tested on a brake testing machine.i have been a mechanic for 25years and your experience shocks me, this should not be happening ,i would report this garage to VOSA before someone is killed. best of luck

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Brake 'retention springs" do not break with any regularity; unless somebody "helps" it break, through poor installation. Take it back and demand that they fix it for free.

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