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Brake Pedal difficult to push down

We recently changed the front brakes in my son's 1987 supra. However, the brake pedal is difficult to push down and seems like we lost the power brakes. Is this a vacuum issue? If so, what can we do?
thanks, Roger

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Did you adequately bleed the brakes?

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