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Brakes low brake pedal car dont stop right away when you applied sudden brake. brake shoes & pads are new & so are the drumbrakes.the mechanic already adjusted the rear brakes but problem stll exist

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Sounds like air in the fluid or low fluid level. Check the brake fluid level under the hood and make sure it's adequate. If not, top it off. If it is, have the brakes bled and the fluid topped off again, and you should be OK, as long as nothing was damaged during the recent brake job.

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The first think I would do is check to make sure you have enough brake fluid to operate the brake caliper. Should be a simple fluid check under your hood. If it is low, then your brakes will be spongy and the car will take much longer to stop. If problem persists definitely have a mechanic or the dealer check this out as it is very dangerous when you can't stop!

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