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I installed new rotors and new pads but my break pedal is to goes to far down when you press the pedal, can i adjust the break booster

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You need to bleed the brakes. Sounds like you have air in the lines. Make sure to keep the reservoir full when doing this, also check for leaks at the Master Cylinder to make sure that you are not leaking fluid anywhere.

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