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I have a problem with my brakes they will not pump up and i put a new master cylinder on it and still nothing what should i do

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You need to PRE bleed the M/C. Aftermarket parts stores have a little kit that has hoses that screw in where the beake lines go, then the other end goes UNDER the fluid in m/c reservoir. Pump until no more bubbles, then do not let m/c run low of fluid during the balance of the bleeding... if you do not pre bleed, you may never get function.
This presumes that all 4 wheels have had brake inspections and are okay....

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