When braking hard the brake pedal went to the floor?

Tiny
JLANDRY
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  • 2006 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
The brakes went out. I would mash the brake and it went to the floor. So, I changed the master cylinder and booster and then I could barely push on the brake, it was too hard. I changed the brake shoes and bled the brakes in the correct order. I drove it a short distance and they seemed fixed. The next time I drove it after about 2 miles I had to stop and loosen them because they were sticking and started smoking. Long story short, I thought they were fixed until I got stuck in a mudhole. When I got unstuck and started driving the brakes were grinding and growling and started sticking again. What could have happened?
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Friday, January 12th, 2024 AT 10:58 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Are all brakes doing this or is it a specific one? As far as replacing the rear brakes and then having a softer pedal, I don't know how that is possible.

Reinspect under the dash to make sure nothing is preventing the brake pedal from fully releasing. Also, if it is limited to one brake, let me know that as well.

I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Saturday, January 13th, 2024 AT 4:22 PM

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