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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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