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I changed the rear shoes then bleed the brake because i had to take a brake line off to get a bolt out. now after i bleed it it pumps up till u start the car andd they go straight to the floor. what do i do

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When you bleed the brakes they ALL need to be bled. Starting with Rt rear, lft rear, Rt front and left front in that order.

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Does the car have ABS ? And does it have an equalizer block for the 4 wheels ?
It sounds like the ABS has been affected, or there is an equalizer block that is stuck on the front wheels only.
Can you open the bleeder or the rear line on the master cyl and get fluid to come out by depressing the pedal ?

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ok there are a few things you need to check.. you said you changed the master cylinder.. did you bleed the braking system after???

  • remove from wheel,,
  • locate bleed valve on caliper / or unscrew one of the lines
  • pump brake and push right down and hole,,
  • repeat plugging the lines with your finger ,,
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if that fails ...

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