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Brake system my problem is the brake pedal for my range rover is very low after replacing the brake master cylinder washers,for the range rover 1987 model v8 engine no abs

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If you are loosing fluid but don't know where from. Check the rear brake lines. One may have got pinched by the rear suspension.


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Hi, It sounds like the brakes need bleeding again, but just as your about to finish and all the air is out make sure the brake pedal is pulled up all the way before tightening the bleed screw.
You might need to bleed the whole system but if you still have the problem, then you will need to check for leaks and if none are found you will most likely need to replace the brake servo and will have to bleed the whole system again. This should solve your problem and if you have any problems or need me to answer any other questions, give me shout and will gladly assist you further.

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