Brake pedal goes to floor

Tiny
HURLER61
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
My brake pedal started going to the floor. I replaced master cylinder twice. New calipers, wheel cylinders, new brake lines. I bench bleed master cylinder.
Started in rear bled and bled until pedal was firm. Please note I have done this
many many times and never had a problem. Pedal firm push down real hard pedal firm. Start truck then pedal goes to floor. Remove vacuum hose from booster and the pedal gets firm.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 11:34 AM

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Tiny
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Have a mechanic use his scanner to bleed brakes he can command valves open so they can be bled probably air in ABS unit. You can try a power bleeder to do this sometimes successful other times not. When you disconnect vacuum booster it is just like having engine off when parked.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 12:12 PM
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STEVE W.
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If I am reading this right the pedal is good with the engine off, but when running it drops on its own. That sounds like a failing internal booster valve. It is allowing vacuum to draw the diaphragm down. Have seen that happen a few times.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Inside the ABS unit?
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Saturday, December 10th, 2016 AT 11:06 AM
Tiny
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Yes, inside the ABS unit.
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Saturday, December 10th, 2016 AT 11:59 AM

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