Q: My brakes quit working.

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My brakes quit working. But they start to work if I pump them like 6 or 7 times. But as soon as I let off again they quit working again. Before they quit working, they would work okay but I would have to push my peddle to the floor almost. Could it be the brakes line?

My car has 186000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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