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Hello, When applying the brakes going down the hill of my driveway the brake petal goes to the floor and slowly stops the car. I have checked the brake fluid which is at the full level. Any help would be very appretiated. its pretty scarey when brakes dont work. also brake pads have recently been changed. Thanks.

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Your brake master cylinder is shot.

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