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Replaced front pads on my 1999 Nissan Sentra. Brake pedal felt low.Had system flushed, bled and rear shoes adjusted. Still have low pedal and spongy feel. Suggestions?

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Have had this on different models and makes and what i do is to push brake pedal down and jam it down a length of wood or anything that holds the pedal down a bit not hard down -and leave overnight .if this fails then renew the master cylinder

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