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My parking brake light keeps coming on everytime I push tha brakes and it feels like there are no brakes the pedal comes back up after I push it down I recently had tha fron calipers replaced with pads and a brake fluid flush

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    is the brake fluid level correct?

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Have you checked the fluid level? Make sure that the master cylinder is full of fluid and that there aren't any puddles of brake fluid under the vehicle. If there are no leaks and the fluid level is ok, I would have to guess that the brakes were not properly and/or completely bled of air. If it feels as if there are no brakes at all then I would have to think it may not have beeen bled period. All 4 wheels, in this case, should be thoroughly bled.

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