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Brakes I recently changed the front break line . At first manually bleed the breaks. It took forever but got the air out but the breaks still felt mushy. So I went and got a vacuum bleeder kit. Only problem is I let the fluid get too low in the master cylinder and sucked some air. So I reblead the line again got all the air out but the breaks still feel mushy. What did I do wrong?

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You probably still need to bleed them more. You can also try to backwards bleed them by pushing the pads apart as far as they will go. This will push air up and out of the master cylinder. Be sure to have the cover off of it when you do this though. Hope that helps a little.

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