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Brakes applied and begin to stop vehicle , but then in a few seconds brakes go to floor , would that be a master cylinder gone bad ?

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This sure does sound like a master cylinder bypassing.If it was just spongy, then it would still retain pressure but not stop as well, and the pedal would not hit the floor.Make a quick visual check at the wheels for leaking brake fluid, then you can condemn the master cylinder.This takes about forty five minutes to replace, but make sure that you bench bleed the master before install to the lines, then bleed the lines themselves after the master is installed.I hope I could help!!

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