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Brakes- Light on, pedal to the floor to stop. Whats wrong?

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You either have a broken brake hose or a bad wheel cylinder.You need to look under the vehicle or jack it up and check the wheels to see if you can see by fluid on one of the wheels.Also check the master cylinder,it is probably empty.Once you find the problem you will have to bleed the brakes after the repair.Hope this helps and let me know if you need more help.Good luck.

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Usually when this happens there is either air in the system or the rear brakes are not adjusted tightly enough, or a combination of these two simple problems.

So, I would have the system bled of air, and I would also adjust the rear brakes up and while you're at it check the lining thickness and the diameter of the drum, and the thickness of the rotors to find if they are within specifications.


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It is likely that you have air or water in your brake lines. If you know that your break pads are good, I'd suggest you bleed the brake lines to remove old fluid, any air pockets and any water that has condensed in the lines causing the soft pedal effect

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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