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Brake pedal wont hold when applied

My friend honda civic has a brake problem it start when he overheat the brake shoes coz he forgot to remove the e-brake 7 miles..so he come to me and i checked and its has a burn brakes shoes and also leaking wheel cylinder so i suggest that he need to change his brake shoes also his wheel cylinder coz when he applying the brakes pedal its leaking big time so i also change it my also he said he change the brake pad for some reason i dont know but my question is after changing all of this he still having a problem with his brake it wont hold when he apply the brake pedal it grab in the beggining but its drooping until hit to the floor also when that happen the engine stall..any help will appreciate thank you GOD bless..

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    michael subillaga Aug 02, 2009

    that was my guess to its the master cylinder it might be the guy who did the change for the brake pad was wrong and it cause to damage the master cylinder but ill try to bleed all the bleeder valve right now thanks..if you have any suggestion just make a comment

  • michael subillaga
    michael subillaga Aug 02, 2009

    other comment is he has pretty good brake but if you tend to just put you feet on the pedal it goes to the floor also the brake light is on i am gonna make the adjustment tonight and see what happen..

  • michael subillaga
    michael subillaga Aug 02, 2009

    i just finished working on my friend car and its work i just bleed the system thanks for your comment guys GOD bless you...

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After replacing the wheel cylinder, did you bleed the entire brake system? If not, do that first.
If you are still having problems with the brake pedal going to the floor after bleeding the system and there are no other leaks in the system, it is probably the brake master cylinder. Replace the master cylinder and follow the proper proceedures for that, including the bleeding of the new master cylinder.
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