Well after I drive my car for a little while and come to a red light or to a stop sign. I press the brakes. Sometimes they brake right away and other times I have to press the brake all the way to the floor just so it can stop completely. Other times it stop right away but as I wait at a red light the car starts to move slowly. So I'm forced to keep pressing the brake down, almost until I hit the floor. Please give your advice. I have already changed my front brakes..
You either have a leak in the system or your master cylinder is bad. If you pump the pedal, does the height come back up? Or does it just mush all the way to the floor? Or, do you get good pedal, and it fades (for example, there is good height, but as you are holding the brake, your foot eventually winds up on the floor)? In any case you need to have your brakes serviced to avoid a nasty wreck.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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