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Back brake not working?

I slammed on my brakes a while back trying not to hit something and it drained out all of the fluid. I replaced the fluid and they seemed to work okay for a little while but now they're not working again and it's to the point where my car won't stop at all. It will slow down to a point but won't even try to stop.

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You've got air in the brake lines... you need to have the system bled. Reason: air compresses, and hydraulic oil doesn't compress... so your pedal will get spongy when there's air in the lines..
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You need to bleed all 4 brakes. have someone push the brake pedal while you open the bleeder valves on each caliper or brake line. close the valve or tighten the line efore the person pressing the pedal reaches the floor. monitor the fluid level because you will loose fluid while bleeding the brakes.

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