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The brake pedal slowly goes to the floor. Doesn't want to stop very well. Sometimes pumping helps. What should I check?

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First thing to check is the master cylinder, based on what you're describing it has failed.

This is a dangerous situation do not drive vehicle until it's repaired.

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My brake pedal goes all the way to the floor


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