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Squishy brake feel with long pedal travel but brakes stop the car

I just had the brake pads changed on the 01 s80 t6. On braking, the pedal now travels farther to the floor with a squishy feel but eventually bites. pumping the pedal helps decrease the brake pedal travel a bit, but every first step, the pedal sinks low. The T6 pulls strong, but now I am afraid to push it because of the fear that the brakes may not be able to stop the car.

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You have to remove the air trapped in the hydraulic system. Look at change of brakefluid in a repair handbook and perform it as described.

Useful to change the brakefluid at least once every five years anyway.

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