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Brakes i've had a brake problem now for a while and car is off the road all brake calipors have been replaced to start with but system sat dry for a while on trying to bleed the system is which is 100% air free but still couldn't get a pedal. car NOT running you can pump the pedal and goes hard but once released it is lost? whilest running can not be pumped up at all. we have since tryed everything fitted new master cylinder incase seals had dryed n failed but still no joy and there is 100% no leeks on the system we are now lost. can anyone help?

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Hi, from what you say you have done all the obvious things, it seems like your vacuum tank is leaking, I have changed one out in the car, it is awkward but not impossible.
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