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My 1998 ford had small fire on front drivers side. it just seemed to damage the battery cables. i replaced both cables gave the battery a jump and it started right up. as soon as I pushed the brakes they went all the way to the floor. i drove home with no power to the brakes push all the way to the floor and it would stop very slowly. what could have been damaged?

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Sounds like the master cylinder is bypassing ! It would need to be replaced ! Make sure none of the brake lines are damaged and flush out all the old fluid ! Another possible cause is the abs actuator dump valve could be leaking but most mechanics start with the master cylinder and be sure and bleed them very good : it only takes a few small air bub les to give you a soft pedal ! Good luck

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