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Brakes go all the way to the floor car doesn't want to stop

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You have a serious brake problem - please don't drive the car til it's fixed!

Your problem is likely either faulty master cylinder, or leakage / loss of brake fluid through a faulty slave cylinder.

Check level of hydraulic fluid,
Check for fluid leaks at master and slave cylinders,
Check for damaged/ leaking brake hydraulic line.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Makes sense. Have you chked for a leak or defective brake master cylinder or even if there is brake fluid in the reservoir?

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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