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Hi, My partner has a 14OO cc Uno. ( 1996 model i think ) On start up in the morning she complains of pedal travel and poor brakes but after a few kilometres, the brakes are fine. Parked outside with temperatures going down to +\- 10Degrees C Any suggestions on possible causes please?

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Could be the master cylinder going out. To check this pump the brakes up and hold steady pressure on the pedal. If the pedal slowly keeps going down, then there is fluid bypassing the seals. eventually it will go completely out. Also check the fluid level and check for leaks under the car. Randy

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