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The rear brakes on my 1996 Lincoln VIII don't work...the brake pads do not need to be replaced according to the mechanic...he did bleed the lines but the dashboard brake light is on indicating a problem with my brakes...what else could it be?

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The light means you are low on fluid now. If your rear brakes are not working you have a master cylinder or proportioning valve problem. You may also have a leak at the rear.

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