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I have a 1963 Pontiac Catalina.I can't get brakes to engauge.Three days ago I was going down the road.I hit the brakes.They felt funny.So I pumped them once.They tightened up quick.The next time I hit them NOTHING.The pedal fell to the floor.I have new pads on them.There were no leaks.I've bleed them several times.It will not push the fluid hard.It just runs out slowly.The pedal still falls to the floor.

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Oh - I misread your -'no leak' This is most likely a power booster problem. If there is a power booster on the car - replace it - if not - you have an internal leak in the master cylinder. The outside edge of the valve has collapsed and is allowing fluid to bypass it.
Thanks for your patience.

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