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How to fix intermittent brake pressure loss

For no appearant reaon the brake pedal sinks to the floor . there are no visable leaks in the system

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Check servo unit and look for leaks on the engine compartment, about the servo could be a vacuum problem, check its work and the hoses going to it
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If you intermittently have your brake pedal go to the floor, you need to give this immediate attention, as this is a safety concern. First, check the fluid level in your brake master cylinder. If it is full, you most likely that you have a failed brake master cylinder, if there are no obvious leaks or fluid loss

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