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Ford focas all disks and pads /rear shoes are new changed disks /pads today but pedal still goes to floor pedal is hard until you start engine

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The problem is likely either the brake booster which is vacuum powered or the brake master cylinder -- brake booster would be leaking air, master cylinder would be leaking fluid by the O-ring on the piston (internally "leaking by").

This sounds more like a booster failure since the pedal gets soft when engine is started. But probably a good idea to replace both at the same time.

More info, please let me know.

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