Brakes fade and pedal go to the floor

I checked the whole brake system for leaks the lines, calipers, and cylinders. Everything is dry no leaks. I got a remanufactured master cylinder and installed it. I bench bled the master cylinder before I hooked up the brake lines. I had good pedal even before I bled out the 4 wheels. I had good pedal with no sinking. I started the car and applied hard pressure to the pedal and it slowly sank to the floor. Double checked everything and no leaks. At this point I assumed it was a bad master cylinder. I went and installed a new one this time. But I still have the same problem. What are the odd
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The brake pedal should stay up hard when you have the engine off. As long as you do not see any loss of fluid after system is bled out of any air in the system. You may need to have the ABS module put into bleed mode to get all the air out. A pressure bleeder can also be used to purge out air in the master cylinder. If after bleeding the brake pedal fades all the way to the floor with no loss of fluid the the master cylinder internal leakage is present and needs replaced again. Make sure you have cleaned out the reservoir of any dirt and debris that may cause problem.

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One of the most common reasons for your brakes touching the floor would be an issue with your brake fluid. Your fluid being low or air reaching the brake line will prevent the fluid from flowing properly, resulting in a spongy pedal. A bad brake booster is another common cause for a malfunctioning pedal.
Brake System Leak

Unresponsive brakes or the `brake pedal goes to floor` symptom is a possible indication of a leak in your braking system. With a leak, an incorrect amount of hydraulic fluid will flow through your brake system— hindering your braking ability. A brake system leak could stem from many sources.

Usually, your brake pedal will sink if the ABS or master cylinder cannot maintain the proper hydraulic pressure. This inability to maintain hydraulic pressure will not only make your brake pedal sink to the floor, but it will also make it much more difficult to stop your automobile.
Brake pedal difficult to push – The most common sign of a brake booster leak is your brake pedal feeling “harder” than normal. It will require more force to work and increase your stopping distance. If you notice this, you should get your car inspected as soon as possible. This is because it can affect your safety.
The classic symptom of a failing master cylinder is a brake pedal that “dives” or sinks slowly to the floor while pedal pressure is being applied. Another sign to look out for is any leaks around the master cylinder. If a seal is worn out, it may leak past the seal and onto the pushrod that attaches to the brake pedal.
Low Brake Fluid: If your brake fluid is low (and it`s not due to brake pad wear), then the system will be unable to create enough pressure for normal operation and you may have to pump the pedal.
When your ABS system malfunctions are can also cause a spongy brake pedal. Your ABS system is designed to allow the driver to maintain more control of the car in a high-speed stop.
ABS sensors are cylindrical magnets surrounded by a coil, and mounted inside the disc brake support. They are subject to collect metallic debris from the pads, which will degrade the generated signals to the ABS computer, causing it to actuate ABS inappropiately, evident by the brake pedal pulsating.
The most common reason for a soft brake pedal is simply air still in the system. The easiest way to diagnose this problem is to pump the brake pedal gently a few times. In doing so, the pedal should become firmer with each gentle press of the pedal.
The most likely cause of a sinking pedal with no external leakage is a faulty brake master cylinder that`s leaking internally. Were the brakes hot, we might consider boiling fluid due to moisture contamination or friction material gassing.
Your brakes feel spongy and not firm.

This is one of the most common reasons to bleed your brakes. This is a clear sign that you`re losing pressure in your braking system, as you are having to push your brakes harder to get the same amount of pressure than before the air got into your system.

The reservoir should have a label that says, “full line.” If the brake liquid falls below that line, it`s a sign your need to change your brake fluid or top it off. Low brake fluid can also indicate your brake pads are wearing down and need maintenance.

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Why is my brake pedal going all the way down to the floor?
ANSWER : If you are having to refill the brake fluid from it getting low and the brakes go to the floor means you have a leak in the brake system somewhere. You may have a broken brake line, leaking wheel cylinder or caliper. You should not drive the vehicle until the brake system is inspected and repaired from the leak.

Low brake pedal and anti-lock brakes are not kicking in.
ANSWER : The brake pedal is working to stop the vehicle, but there may be air in the controller unit causing the ABS brakes to not function. I recommend bleeding the brake system from the farthest location from the master cylinder to the master cylinder including the ABS unit. If the brakes are still spongy after a full bleed, then the controller will need to be replaced. If you need further assistance with your brake pedal being spongy, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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Hard brake pedal and rear brakes locking up.
ANSWER : Hi. I will help you with this issue you are having with your 2001 Durango. Unless you bled the master cylinder, it is possible there is still air in the system. If you car is equipped with ABS, air could have also gotten trapped in the ABS modulator. If ABS equipped, a bi-directional scan tool would be essential to manually activate the ABS system to clear air from that segment of the lines while you are bleeding the system. It is also possible that in all of this work somehow the proportioning valve has been affected causing the desired pressure differential, front versus back, to get out of spec. Using a 2,500 PSI gauge, you can check the pressures at each wheel and that will definitely give you a clue as to which brake circuit is the issue (or both), whether the proportioning valve is working properly and whether the line pressures at each wheel are within spec. Should you need a second opinion, by all means feel free to contact YourMechanic for assistance and we will diagnose and repair the issue for you.

abs light on brake line broke have been replace I bleed brake line but brake pad still go to the floor now wheels lock up
ANSWER : Hello. If the brake pedal is going to the floor then that means that it is not building pressure. If the brake system has been fully bled and there is no air in it then most of the time it is a bad master cylinder or it can be caused by a bad ABS module. If the brake fluid was low and if air got into the system then the only way to properly bleed it is with a scan tool that would allow you to open and close the valves in the ABS unit. Air gets trapped in these easily if the brake fluid gets low. This can also explain why the brakes are locking up. I would usually use my scan tool to bleed the system out first before going any further. I would also scan the brake control module to see what it is reading as a fault. If there is no air in the system and if there is no prominent code then I would replace the master cylinder first. If you want to check out why your brakes are locking up, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair this.

EPC light on 2004 Jetta. Code said brake switch faulty, but brakes lights worked. Replaced brake switch, now no brake lights.
ANSWER : Hi there. The first thing that pops in my mind beyond of what you have listed is perhaps the electrical harness attached to the brake switch. Perhaps the harness itself is damaged or you have an exposed wire, loose ground wire somewhere. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a brake lights not working inspection to help you diagnose this issue.

Brake pedal goes 3/4 way to floor
ANSWER : Hello there. This is a more unusual problem, especially given the amount of parts you have replaced. In most cases, the pedal travel is due to either the master cylinder or the brake booster, sometimes both.

Given that these have been replaced, there may be other causes. The most likely fault that comes to mind would be that there may be air in the brake fluid system or one of the brake calipers could be stuck requiring extra travel to engage.

This can occur over time and brake fluid attracts moisture or from replacing the brake components. Some vehicles may be difficult to remove all of the air from when bleeding and require the vehicle to be bleed different ways. If the brake system was vacuum bled then it may need a mechanical bleeding to resolve the issue. If you would like to have this done, a certified mechanic can diagnose your brake pedal issue and determine what should be done next.