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Q: Brakes not working

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I have no brakes in the front or back. The brake pedal goes all the way to the floor, and I can hear a scrubbing noise coming from the rear when I press the pedal.

Hi. It sounds like you may have a leak in your brake system. I would check the fluid level in the master cylinder and if that reservoir is full, then you may have a bad master cylinder. If it is empty, I would have a certified technician come out and inspect for a possible brake fluid leak and replace the pads, shoes, rotor, and hub.

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