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Losing break fluid, cannot see a leak? When stepping on break for long time it gives a quick loss of pressure and the break peddle goes down a bit further, but not to the floor.

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    my car breaks are acting weird I have a small leak and also my brakes at times goes down to the floor and then other times they are normal what could it be.Thank you so much for any advice.

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You probably have an internal leak in the master cylinder. Brakes are no joke have this corrected asap. Topping it off isn't the cure. Becareful!

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