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Just changed rear brake pads on 05 mazda 6. now

Just changed rear brake pads on 05 mazda 6. now brake pedal goes to the floor and fluid is full. how do i fix.

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    Jason Lewis May 11, 2010

    Were you experiencing a pedal that fell to the floor before you installed the brake pads on the rear?

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This is normal and you need to keep pumping the brakes till they reset there self. Once the brake peddle have reset there self and is firm, check the brake fluid level again and add brake fluid if low. After brakes have reset there self, go for a test drive around the block and check the parking brakes. Good luck.

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