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Brake pedal goes down close to the floor and there is a serious delay in braking action. Does not pump up like when there is air in the line. It happened after we replaced front and rear brakes including rotors and drums and rear brake cylinders. Problem actually started after doing only the front brakes. We did bleed the brakes, but there was no change.

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It seems like there is still air in the lines, also I would check the Power Brake Booster and Master Cylinder to make sure they are working properly.

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