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Check your brake fluid, if it is low refill it and check for leaks in the brake lines and at each wheel cylinder/caliper and on the inside of the wheels. Chances are you have air in the system causing the pedal to feel spongy. You may need an entire brake job or a new line depending what you find.

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You probly have a leak in you system some where or air in the lines, if you pump the brakes

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You may have a fluid leak, look for any puddles where you park or wetness on the inside of your wheels. Also make sure that there is enough fluid in the fluid reservoir. This is a pretty serious issue as you could lose your brakes altogether if there is a leak or lack of fluid. I would not drive the vehicle and have it towed to a shop where they can find whatever is leaking. Alternatively, you could have air in the system which causes a somewhat spongy brake pedal feel. This could happen if the brakes were not bled properly after a brake job was completed. Either way, it is dangerous to drive in this condition and really should be dealt with ASAP.

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