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Loss of Brake pressure

My brakes suddenly stopped working today while I was driving. They worked absolutely normal fo a while then then suddenly had no affect. When I hit the breaks the petal goes mostway with no resistance untill it is almost all the way down then that little bit of pressure bleeds off. you can feel the brakes working, but my e-brake works better(normaly, but it sucks).

Short Story- there is barely any fluid in the resevor and alot of fluid leaking from the inside of the driver's side drum. There is barely enough pressure to kep is still while in D. I will take it apart later today but is there anything I should know?
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Probably a bad wheel cylinder. You should change the other side as well.

Dude. You have been having some bad luck with this truck lately. That blows. I think your truck is just showing its age.
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^ yeah thats what I thought.

Like I said before 1 step forward two steps back.
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^ yeah thats what I thought.

Like I said before 1 step forward two steps back.
Eh. I was doing the same thing with my truck. I'd fix something then something else more expensive would break. It stopped one I fixed a few things though. I still need new front diff gears and possibly a tranny.
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If I replace both cylinders I might as well redo the entire system to a better one. My brake lines themselves are extremely rusty. I might need new clutch packs for my tranny soon too. The truck is definitely a lemon but I bought if from NH so no lemon laws.

I drove my dads Tahoe for the rest of the day.
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Ranger - 2000 rpm... crawling
Tahoe - 2000 rpm... drag car LOL
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We it is a V8 vs a V6. If you say the lines are bad then do those too. Good luck with it.
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All fixed now. Used over a bottle of brake fluid. The truck stops alot better now than before the leak and the petal is softer.
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Did you have to change any parts out or did you just add fluid?
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Did you have to change any parts out or did you just add fluid?
I changed the driver side rear cylinder piston. I have drum brakes by the way.
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