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Brakes just dont seem right.. dealer said they put on new front rotors when i 1st complained.. but only got alittle better, brakes still seem like i have to apply with alot of force, when with my wifes older car i can just touch them and the pedals stiff and hard and i trust it will stop me. The 2004 GMC 1500 4x4 pedal seems to travel to far. should they replace pads..or something else?

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    1998 gmc sierra rear wheel drive new rear cylinders and brake shoes and drums new master cylinder no leaks front pads and rotors good and caliper also still brake peddle goes to the floor slowly

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If the vehicle has rear drum brakes, I would check the adjustment on them, if they are too loose, this will cause the brake pedal to go down low.

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Front driver side rotor is very loose and cause the pads to eat into the rotor. what holds the rotor tight and in place? it seems as if the rotor needs to be pulled out. it feels and looks like it keeps pulling in and nothing to hold it in place

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